Netflix streaming first episode of 'House of Cards' for free

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You won't need a Netflix subscription to get started with House of Cards, as the company is now streaming episode one for free. Naturally you'll need to cough up the regular monthly subscription fee if you like what you see, and with early buzz surrounding lead Kevin Spacey and Netflix's latest original series, we imagine you just might. Netflix is pulling out all the stops for premiere weekend, also giving Xbox Live Silver members access to the streaming app through Sunday — though you'll still need to be a paying Netflix user to watch anything.

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