How to Cancel Netflix Subscription

Introduction

Maybe the content on Netflix just isn’t hitting the mark with you. Or, maybe Netflix no longer fits into your budget. No matter the reason, cancelling your Netflix account is easy and can be done in a few quick clicks. For most subscribers, you can cancel your Netflix subscription through the Netflix website. Alternatively, if you subscribed to Netflix through the Netflix app on an iPhone, iPad or Android device, you can’t use the method I’m going to walk through in this article. You can click here to see my video that will show you how to cancel a subscription on your iPhone or iPad, or you can click here to see my video that will show you how to cancel a subscription on your Android device. Examples of all instructions in the steps can be seen in the YouTube video below.

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Steps to Cancel Netflix Subscription

Now let’s walk through the steps to cancel your Netflix subscription.

  1. Open a web browser, navigate to www.Netflix.com, and then log in to your Netflix account if you’re not logged in by default.
  2. Click the drop-down arrow next to your profile icon at the top of the screen to open a drop-down menu, and then click “Account” in that menu.
  3. Scroll down to the Membership and Billing section, and then click “Cancel Membership” in that section. The Cancel Your Membership screen is shown, letting you know that if you decide to reactivate your Netflix subscription, your viewing preferences and account details will be saved for 10 months.
  4. Click “Finish Cancellation.” The next screen lets you know that your Netflix subscription has been cancelled, but you’ll still have access to the service through your next billing date.
  5. Choose the reasons your cancelling your Netflix subscription, and then click “Done” at the bottom of this screen. You’ll be routed back to your Netflix account home screen, where you’ll see a banner across the top letting you know that your membership will be cancelled at the end of your current billing period. You can see what your next billing date is when you’ll lose access to the Netflix service in the Membership and Billing section.

Reasons to Consider Cancelling Your Netflix Subscription

1. Cost

If the Netflix subscription fee has become too high, consider cancelling it. Evaluate your monthly expenses and determine if the amount you pay for Netflix fits within your budget. If not, it may be time to cut back on non-essential costs and opt for a cheaper alternative.

2. Limited Content

Feeling unsatisfied with the selection of movies and TV shows on Netflix? Try exploring other streaming services that offer a wider range of content that fits your interests. Cancelling your Netflix subscription allows you to invest in a service that provides the entertainment you crave.

3. Competitor Offerings

A new player in the market may offer more appealing content at a lower cost. Research and compare different streaming services before making a decision. If you find a better option, cancel your Netflix subscription and make the switch.

4. No Longer Using the Service

If you no longer use Netflix, why keep paying for it? Cancelling your subscription frees up money that you can put towards other expenses or savings.

5. Technical Issues

Technical difficulties such as buffering and poor video quality can ruin your viewing experience. If these issues persist, it may be time to cancel your Netflix subscription and try a different streaming service.

6. Privacy Concerns

Protecting your privacy is important. If you have concerns about the security of your personal information or the collection of your viewing data on Netflix, consider cancelling your subscription and choosing a service that values privacy.

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