Netflix is the largest on-demand streaming service in the world for a reason. It has an enviable line-up of both licensed and original content, it is available on just about any device with a screen and an internet connection and the price plans, although not the cheapest out there, are still within the reach of most people. But perhaps Netflix has become too much of a good thing. Addiction to screen-based content is real – to the point where an American senator suggested banning autoplay videos as a way to deal with it. If you have decided to cure your obsessive binge eating by removing the source of addictive television and you are ready to cancel your Netflix subscription, you can do this as follows.
How to cancel Netflix
Canceling Netflix is a simple process. To do this, take a telephone or computer and log in to your account page on Netflix. Next to the panel with your personal information and current payment option, you will see a button Cancel membership . Click on it and you will be taken to the cancellation page.
At the moment, Netflix will probably try to trick you into getting stuck, possibly by promoting a cheaper subscription. If you are determined to still cancel, click the Cancel button button and you are officially done paying for Netflix.
Wait, I don't see that Cancel button
If you go to your account page and don't see the Cancel membership button, this is probably because you signed up for Netflix through a third party. Many cable, fiber optic and satellite companies allow you to add a Netflix membership to their subscription packages, giving you one monthly bill instead of two. However, this arrangement means that you must cancel your Netflix membership through that company and not through the Netflix account page.
What if I change my mind?
So you canceled Netflix and now you have the second thoughts. Maybe the chatter about the last season of Stranger Things is just too much and you need to find a solution now. As expected, Netflix makes it very easy to restart. When you cancel, the service will keep your account and all your preferences stored for 1
What if I still have time left on my account?
If you decide to cancel before the end of your billing period, Netflix will not refund you pro rata, as some satellite or cable companies do. But it ensures that your account remains in place until the end of your billing period, so that you can continue streaming until the last day.
What happens to my gift card balance?
If you use & # 39; If you have used Netflix gift cards to pay for your monthly subscription, any unused balance will remain available even after you cancel. You will not receive a refund of the unused amount, but you can continue to watch until that balance is completely absorbed.
What are some good Netflix alternatives?
If you have to cut back on your monthly expenses, or maybe Netflix & # 39; s content selection no longer works for you, there are several good alternatives. Here are a few of our favorites and how they are stacked for the streaming service:
- Amazon Prime Video : It's already included if you have an Amazon Prime membership, so this is a good place to start .
- Hulu : With thousands of top-class TV shows that you can't find anywhere else, and an option for live TV streaming, Hulu has been one of Netflix's biggest competitors in the US for years.
You can also check our in-depth three-way comparison between Hulu, Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.
Although they are more expensive than Netflix, virtually all live TV streaming services such as Sling TV, YouTube TV, PlayStation Vue, FuboTV and AT&T TV Now (formerly DirecTV Now) also have on-demand catalogs.