The Netflix original series House of Cards sparked a revolution in how we consume content. There NBC was with its week-long wait times, breaks for the holidays and sheer tonnage of commercials. Then Netflix came and dumped entire seasons of House of Cards on its subscribers — and it didn’t hurt that the show was critically acclaimed either. This week Netflix and Xbox Video are teaming up to keep the hype for the show alive, as or now absolutely any user can snag the first episode of House of Cards at absolutely no charge.
Anyone with a Microsoft Account can head to Xbox.Video.com right now to stream the episode absolutely free of charge. Once users hit that stream button the episode is also available on the Xbox One, Xbox 360, Windows 8 PCs and Windows Phones.
House of Cards stars Kevin Spacey as a politician slighted by an inexperienced young president who underestimates how ambitious he really is. The show is highly regarded, creating the first digitally-native hit television show.
Of course, this being Netflix, the most cost-effective way of watching the series is to sign up for a Netflix subscription at $9.99 a month.