How to sign up for your free Netflix trial

This is how to sign up for Netflix and get a month’s worth of free streaming.

By - January 7, 2016 Share on LinkedIn
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Netflix recently launched in 130 new countries, including South Africa.

The service is priced in US dollars in SA, with plans structured the same as in the United States.

A free month-long trial is also available to let potential subscribers use the service before deciding whether they want to sign up.

Signing up for the trial is easy, but will require that you have a credit card or PayPal account.

Here are the steps you will need to follow to access the trial.


Click the red button on the landing page

Netflix ZA website.

Netlix ZA landing page


Choose a plan – you can change this, so I recommend starting on Standard and trying the cheaper plan later in the month

Netlix ZA plan selection


Create your account with a username and password

Netlix ZA credentials


Select a payment method and enter your details

Netlix ZA payment method


Finish set-up, create a profile, and select a few movies and shows you’ve enjoyed

Netlix ZA sign up complete.


If you’re worried about being billed at the end of the trial, you can cancel your membership by navigating to your account settings

Netflix access profile


Click the Cancel Membership button

Netflix account page


Confirm cancellation

Netflix cancel membership


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