As the novel coronavirus pandemic rages around the globe – forcing more than 20 percent of the worldwide population into self-imposed quarantine to try to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus, technology companies has launched a number of initiatives to help those locked indoors. YouTube, Disney+, Apple TV+ and Prime Video have reduced the streaming quality in a bid to reduce the strain on broadband networks nationwide, while Three and EE are offering free access to NHS resources about the latest advice to fight the outbreak – even if you’ve used all of your 4G or 5G allowance. Virgin Media, Sky and others have also introduced extraordinary measures.
But Netflix is not offering free access to its hugely-popular video on-demand service – despite a vast number of rumours to the contrary.
A WhatsApp message suggesting users can access Netflix for free in a bid to help those who are self-isolating or who are following the strict Government guidelines, which now advise that people should leave their homes as infrequently as possible and only for an extremely limited number of reasons – including exercise, shopping for essentials, or medical reasons,