Netflix No Longer Offers a Free Trial

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Amid hiked prices and premature show cancelations, Netflix hasn’t always got on the right side of fans.

But the company’s latest change has caused quite a stir…

And it’s sure to have ruffled some feathers.

Sitting back, relaxing, and hitting play on your favorite show is the best way to wind down.

Why go out and socialize when you can sit and watch TV all day?

Offering a whole host of original releases, movies, TV shows, and documentaries…  it’s heaven for every television fanatic out there.

The streaming platform was once a DVD rental service, founded in the late nineties, and available exclusively in the U.S.

The company was the main rival to Blockbuster, a major chain that was the pinnacle of ’90s and early ’00s childhoods and allowed you to rent films, games, and TV box sets.

At the time, many outlets were moving away from traditional DVDs, so it’s no surprise that Netflix chose to keep with the times.

At first, you could only access Netflix here in the U.S., but, as of 2012, the company expanded its horizons to Canada, the Caribbean, and across the Atlantic to the U.K.

Netflix began launching its own content 6 years ago, starting with political drama, House of Cards, which has gone on to have 6 seasons.

Closely following House of Cards was Orange Is The New Black, which just aired its seventh and final season, and is one of the platform’s biggest success stories.

Many people signed up to the platform to watch the hit show, which follows Piper Chapman as she is sentenced to spend time in a minimum-security women’s prison in Connecticut for transporting drug money 10 years earlier.

Shows such as The CrownGlow, and Grace and Frankie have all attracted huge viewership.

And, of course, we can’t forget Stranger Things.

The sci-fi show debuted in 2016 and has since become one of the most popular Netflix originals on the platform.

Out of all the streaming services, there’s no doubt Netflix is top of the game – with over sixty million paying subscribers in the U.S. alone.

For instance, the streaming giant increased their prices and of course, people weren’t too pleased about having to spend more. Not to mention all the shows they keep on canceling…

Netflix’s latest move has caused quite a stir.

The change was originally spotted by Phil Swann, the TV Answer Man, and was confirmed by a Netflix help center page that says free trials “are not available.”

But, it seems the only way to binge your way through the likes of Tiger King and Ratched is to cough up. For those who are unbothered about the free trial, scroll on to see why everyone is talking about The Haunting of Bly Manor...