Microsoft chills with Netflix UAE deal

Microsoft Netflix UAE

Thinking of picking up an Xbox One? Do so over the next two weeks and you’ll get a three-month free Netflix UAE subscription. The Redmond-based tech titan announced this UAE partnership with the global streaming giant last week.

For a limited time, Microsoft will provide a three-month subscription to Netflix to customers who purchase select products.

Between now and June 5, any UAE consumer who buys an Xbox One with Kinect; an HP Pavilion x2, Pavilion x360 or Envy 13; Office 365 with a Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter; or Office 365 with a Microsoft Media Keyboard, will receive an in-box exclusive scratch card with a code to activate a complimentary three-month Netflix subscription.

Netflix has attempted to change global TV viewing habits since its overnight expansion into hundreds of new markets last year, giving its members the ability to enjoy TV series and films anytime, anywhere on any device. A key to the service’s success has been its model of releasing an entire season at once, to encourage binge watching. Hollywood movies, top TV shows, documentaries, independent films, stand-up comedy and a wide range of kids’ titles are now available to watch instantly on Netflix in the Gulf.

Netflix members can watch a wide variety of titles, including full seasons of Netflix original series never before broadcast in the region such as Narcos, Marvel’s Daredevil and Jessica Jones, Marseille, Grace and Frankie, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Marco Polo and critically acclaimed documentaries Virunga, Making a Murderer and docuseries Chef’s Table as well as the some Netflix Original feature films, Beasts of No Nation, The Ridiculous 6 and Special Correspondents.

“This partnership is a win for the customers we serve,” says Mohammed Arif, Windows and Devices Group Lead, Microsoft Gulf. “We have a long relationship with UAE consumers, through Windows, Office and our many device brands, such as Xbox, Surface and Lumia. Those same consumers have now embraced the Netflix brand, demonstrating a thirst for the quality content on offer from them. By teaming up like this, we both create awareness in a crowded market and demonstrate to our customers that doing more can also mean having fun.”

Netflix has been making moves to improve accessibility on smartphones. It recently offered users advice on how to watch an hour on the service using less than 1GB of data.

Netflix UAE plans

  • Three months of Netflix standard plan – two screens with HD, valued at $29.97
  • This offer applies to new and existing Netflix customers.
  • The promotion runs until June 18, or while supplies last.
  • Customers have until September 30 to redeem the promotion.