We are not talking about a general functionality, which serves the entire system, but it will be for a specific app. However, it consumes many moments of our day to day, or at least of the weekends. We talk about Netflix, and is that until now you had to be very careful not to touch the screen and get out of what we were seeing at that time.
A feature inherited from other apps
For the high demand that your service has streaming, It is something that Netflix should have done some time ago, since we constantly encounter this problem when viewing content on our mobile. It is certainly not a feature that is innovative or the result of many hours of research by the company.
Many users will know one of the most popular players on the platform as VLC. Everything is said, this app has already allowed blocking the terminal screen for some time, whose option we can find among the different controls that we have when playing a video in VLC.
How to lock the screen on Netflix
Although it lacks other functionalities to reach said player, such as gesture controls, the truth is that it is a step forward and a very useful implementation. To activate it, we must carry out a similar procedure, since we will also see this option instantly in the reproduction of our series or movie in streaming.
Once the content is selected, the screen will be rotated horizontally automatically, as always, and just below the play bar, the function will appear along with the selection of episodes and the activation of subtitles. In this way, the rest of the controls disappear once activated, so if we want to change the language, change subtitles or go to another chapter, we will not be able to do it.
To do this, it will be necessary to unlock the screen again, pressing the button that will appear in the center of it. The app asks us if we are sure to unlock it, so we have to press the button again to confirm. In addition, Android users are in luck, since at the moment it is exclusively for our operating system, although sooner rather than later it will be available on the rest of the platforms.
How to watch series and movies for free
The platform has opened a small part of its catalog for you to see without paying. And an Android is also valid: Netflix specifies on its page that mobiles with this operating system have the door open. Netflix will rotate the content it offers for free to those who are considering a subscription to the platform. Of course, in the case of the series, not all the chapters will be available for free.
The section ‘Watch free’ or ‘Watch free’ is now available in Spain. It is designed to be played from the web browser on laptops or desktops, also on Android mobiles. To watch Netflix content for free on your Android, you must do the following:
- Accede to this web page or copy and paste it into your browser. In principle, anyone should work, from Google Chrome to Brave.
- You will see the list of available content: just click on ‘Watch now’ to play any of the titles.
- Netflix will first load an ad from its platform (can be skipped), then it will play the selected free content.
- It is important to know that this option does not work from the Android version, but must be reproduced in the platform’s browser.
The series and movies offered will vary. Netflix usually offers free chapters of ‘Stranger Things’, ‘Elite’, ‘This is how they see us’, ‘Love is blind’, ‘Our planet’ and ‘Grace and Frankie’. And the free movies are ‘Criminals at sea’, ‘Boss baby: back to work’, ‘Blindly’ and ‘The two popes’.