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How to get Netflix for free with T-Mobile

The only thing better than Netflix is Netflix on T-Mobile's dime.

Published onMay 4, 2024

There are some pretty great unlimited phone plans available in the United States these days. You can get good coverage and solid prices almost anywhere, so it comes down to perks to set them apart. If you’re eyeing up T-Mobile’s plans, you might be wondering what else your plan can get you. The answer, of course, is that you can get Netflix for free. Here’s how to get yourself set up for some free movies and TV shows.

If you’re just looking for any way to get Netflix for free, without needing to sign up for a T-Mobile plan, we still have you covered.


To get Netflix for free with T-Mobile, sign up for a Go5G plan. Any of the available Go5G plans work, including G05G, Go5G Plus, and Go5G Next, as well as their variations. Once you're a Go5G customer, head to the T-Mobile app or the My T-Mobile website.

On the website, go to I want to > Manage add-ons > Services > Netflix > Continue > Agree & Submit > Activate Netflix. On the T-Mobile app, go to Account > Plans and usage details (or Add-ons) > Netflix > Add service > Continue > Agree & Submit > Activate Netflix. Your Netflix billing will be handled through T-Mobile.


How to get free Netflix with T-Mobile

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Getting free Netflix from T-Mobile is mostly just a matter of choosing a qualifying plan. That means that not all plans are eligible, obviously. Let’s go over the details together.

Which plans are eligible?

Any of the Go5G plans qualify for a free Netflix with ads subscription, except for a single line base Go5G plan (but multi-line accounts do qualify). You’re out of luck if you’re on something like an Essentials plan. Magenta plan clients used to qualify, but this plan has been phased out by T-Mobile and new customers can no longer get it. By the way, you will be getting a Netflix Standard with ads plan. You can’t get Netflix Standard or Netflix Premium for free.

Here’s how eligibility breaks down, including both plan names and how many lines are required.

T-Mobile plans that qualify for Netflix Standard with ads for free:

  • Go5G (multi-line only)
  • Go5G Military (multi-line only)
  • Go5G 55 (multi-line only)
  • Go5G First Responder (multi-line only)
  • Go5G Plus (Any lines)
  • Go5G Plus (Any lines)
  • G05G Plus Military (Any lines)
  • Go5G Plus 55 (Any lines)
  • Go5G Plus First Responder (Any lines)
  • G05G Next (Any lines)
  • Go5G Next (Any lines)
  • Go5G Next Military (Any lines)
  • Go5G Next 55 (Any lines)
  • Go5G Next First Responder (Any lines)

How to activate Netflix on T-Mobile

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Once you’ve signed up for a T-Mobile plan, you still have to activate your Netflix add-on to gain access.

Activate Netflix on the T-Mobile app

The easiest way to activate your free Netflix is by using the carrier’s app.

  1. Download the T-Mobile app from the Google Play Store. Launch it.
  2. Log in with your T-Mobile ID and select the Account tab.
  3. Choose Plans and usage details, or Add-ons.
  4. Fins and select Netflix.
  5. Tap on Add service.
  6. Tap Continue, then Agree & Submit.
  7. Select Activate Netflix, and log into an existing Netflix account or create one.

Activate on My T-Mobile website

Whether or not you’re hoping to stream from a computer, you might prefer activating via the web. In that case, head to the My T-Mobile website and follow these instructions:

  1. Log in with your T-Mobile ID.
  2. Click on I want to.
  3. Select Manage add-ons.
  4. Scroll to the Services section, select Netflix, then click Continue.
  5. Click Agree & Submit.
  6. Hit Activate Netflix.


Yes, but since all of the qualifying plans have unlimited data anyway, it’s a moot point.

Yes, all Go5G 55+ plans qualify for a free Netflix subscription, except for one. The only plan that doesn’t qualify is the single-line base G05G one.

No, you can link your current account as long as you sign into it during the activation process above. Your billing info will switch over to T-Mobile.

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