Get your snacks ready, there’s only a couple of days left before Netflix’s free weekend.
StreamFest is Netflix’s free weekend—only available in India—and will run beginning midnight on December 5 through December 6, allowing users of the online streaming service to watch whatever they like on Netflix for free.
There’s a caveat, of course
According to Netflix, anyone in India can watch shows from blockbuster films like “Teen Patti,” the biggest series to award-winning documentaries, and even the ever-entertaining reality shows for those two whole days. There are a couple of caveats, of course.
To join the StreamFest, users need sign up on Netflix.com/StreamFest or download the Netflix app. Those who sign in during StreamFest can get to stream in standard definition—similar to the online streaming platform’s Rs.499 “Basic” plan, but no need to provide payment details for StreamFest.
Netflix will also limit the number of free viewers, so don’t be surprised if you see a message saying “StreamFest is at capacity.” Just wait for Netflix’s message when you can start streaming. Make sure to also set a reminder with your email or phone number so you know as soon as StreamFest is live.
What to watch on Netflix StreamFest?
Monika Shergill, Netflix India’s vice president for content, wrote in a blog: “Pick from some of the biggest Indian movies and series: experience the anticipation of “What happens in 25 days?” in Sacred Games, go on a mad ride with the newly released Ludo, and be inspired by the Telugu hit Miss India. Or pick international movies and series: feel the adrenaline rush of Extraction; and be immersed in a crime drama with the Spanish series, La Casa de Papel. Your kids will also love our very own Mighty Little Bheem, and be able to choose their own adventure with the interactive Boss Baby: Get that Baby.”
For casual casino players and fans of real money teen patti online, the Teen Patti is also available at Netflix. The thriller film, produced by Ambika Hinduja, follows a mathematics professor—played by Amitabh Bachchan—who attempts to relate Indian card game teen patti with his thesis on probability.
Playing real cash teen patti games, which has been described as Indian poker, is fun but a little bit faster than poker. Teen Patti, after all, is one of the popular “family get-together” card games, alongside Andar Bahar and Rummy.
StreamFest is “an idea” floated by Netflix Chief Product Officer Greg Peters to introduce the streaming service to new viewers in the country, which has been under unprecedented lockdown amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In an interview with Barclays media analyst Kannan Venkateshwar, Peters said, “[W]e think that giving everyone in a country access to Netflix for free for a weekend could be a great way to expose a bunch of new people to the amazing stories that we have, the service, how the service works, really create an event, and hopefully get a bunch of those folks to sign up.”