How to Pay Netflix with PayPal


Because the only option to pay your Netflix bill is through autopay, it’s important to have a payment method set up that you know will work. What most people don’t know is that you may not just be limited to a credit or debit card, but you may also be able to use PayPal. Whether or not you have the option to use PayPal to pay for Netflix depends on what country you live in, and you’ll see as you go through the process whether or not PayPal is an available option for you.

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Steps to Pay Netflix with PayPal

  1. Open a web browser, navigate to, and then sign in to your Netflix account if you aren’t signed in already.
  2. Click the drop-down arrow next to your profile icon at the top of the screen to open a menu, and then click “Account” in the menu. The Account screen is shown.
  1. Click “Manage Payment Info” in the Membership and Billing section. The Manage Payment Info screen is displayed, listing all of the current payment methods you have set up for your Netflix account.
  1. Click “Add Payment Method.” The Add Payment Method screen is shown, where you’ll see all of the available payment methods you can use to pay your Netflix bill. If PayPal is a payment method that’s available in your country, you’ll see it in this list.
  1. Click “PayPal” if you see it. An Enter Your Payment Details screen is displayed that will prompt you to continue through to PayPal.
  1. Click “Continue to PayPal.” The next screens prompt you to enter the email address or phone number associated with your PayPal account, and then your PayPal account password. You’ll land on a screen that lets you configure how you pay for Netflix with PayPal.
  1. Move down to the Pay With section and then use the toggle to choose whether you want to use your PayPal balance first to pay your Netflix bill. Next, move down to the Charge The Rest To section, and then choose where you want the rest of your Netflix bill charged to if you’re either not using your PayPal balance to pay or you don’t have enough in your PayPal balance. Alternatively, you can go through the process to add a new debit or credit card.
  2. Click “Agree and Continue.” You’ll be routed back to the Netflix Manage Payment Info screen, where you’ll now see PayPal added as a payment method. You may not see an option initially to make PayPal your preferred payment method, and you may need to wait a few days until you see that option.
  1. After you see the option to make PayPal your preferred payment method, click “Make Preferred” associated with PayPal. You’ll immediately see PayPal set as your preferred payment method for Netflix. Going forward your Netflix bill will be paid through PayPal.

Reasons to Use PayPal to Pay for Netflix

1. Security

PayPal is a trusted and recognized payment platform that offers secure transactions. When using PayPal to pay for Netflix, users can protect their sensitive payment information. With PayPal’s buyer protection, users are covered in the event of unauthorized transactions, which can provide peace of mind. PayPal also uses advanced security measures to protect against fraud and identity theft, including encryption and real-time monitoring. With these features, users can be confident that their payment information is safe when paying for Netflix through PayPal.

2. Convenience

One of the benefits of using PayPal to pay for Netflix is the convenience it provides. PayPal allows users to link multiple payment methods, such as bank accounts and credit cards, to their account. This makes it easier to manage multiple payment sources and make transactions quickly. Additionally, PayPal’s mobile app makes it easy to pay for Netflix on-the-go, so users can enjoy their favorite shows and movies wherever they are. With the ability to easily switch between payment methods and pay with just a few clicks, PayPal can make paying for Netflix a hassle-free experience.

3. No Need for a Credit Card

Not everyone has a credit card, or may not want to use their credit card for online transactions. By using PayPal, users can pay for their Netflix subscription using their PayPal balance or linked bank account. This is a great option for users who prefer not to use credit cards, or who want to keep their credit card information private. In addition, PayPal offers other payment options, including e-checks and PayPal Credit, so users have the flexibility to choose the payment method that works best for them.

4. International Payments

PayPal supports payments in multiple currencies, which can be helpful for users who are paying for Netflix in a currency other than their own. This can save users money on foreign transaction fees and currency conversion fees. PayPal also offers competitive exchange rates, so users can be sure they are getting a fair rate when paying for Netflix in a different currency. With PayPal’s global network, users can pay for Netflix from anywhere in the world, making it a convenient and flexible option for international users.

5. Subscriptions

Netflix is a subscription-based service, and PayPal offers features that make it easy to manage recurring payments. For example, users can set up automatic payments or cancel subscriptions with just a few clicks. This is a great option for users who want to keep their subscription active without worrying about missing a payment. With PayPal’s subscription management tools, users can stay in control of their payments and make changes as needed. Additionally, PayPal sends users reminders before a subscription payment is due, so they can ensure they have sufficient funds in their account.

Will Netflix Charge Me Extra for Using PayPal?

No, Netflix does not charge extra for using PayPal as a payment method. The total cost of your Netflix subscription will remain the same, regardless of the payment method you use. However, it’s worth noting that PayPal may charge fees for certain transactions, such as international payments or currency conversions. If you’re paying for Netflix with a PayPal balance, there are no fees. It’s important to check the PayPal fee schedule to see if there are any fees that may apply to your transaction.

Can I Change My Payment Method from PayPal to a Credit Card?

Yes, you can change your payment method from PayPal to a credit card at any time. To do this, simply log in to your Netflix account and go to the “Account” section. From there, you can update your payment method and choose to pay with a credit card instead of PayPal. You can also add a new credit card if you don’t already have one on file.

What Happens If I Cancel My Netflix Subscription and I Used PayPal to Pay?

If you cancel your Netflix subscription and you used PayPal to pay, your subscription will be cancelled and your payments will stop. However, if you have an outstanding balance on your account, it will be charged to your PayPal account. If you have any unused gift cards or promotional balances, you may be eligible for a refund. It’s also worth noting that if you cancel your subscription and then decide to resubscribe, you will need to set up your payment method again.

Can I Use a PayPal Account from a Different Country to Pay for Netflix?

Yes, you can use a PayPal account from a different country to pay for Netflix. However, it’s important to note that currency conversion fees may apply, and the exchange rate used by PayPal may not be the same as the rate used by your bank. It’s also possible that your PayPal account may be subject to additional fees or restrictions, depending on your country of origin. If you have any concerns about using a PayPal account from a different country, it’s recommended that you contact PayPal customer support for assistance.

How Do I Check My Netflix Billing History if I Paid with PayPal?

To check your Netflix billing history if you paid with PayPal, log in to your Netflix account and go to the “Account” section. From there, you can view your billing details, including your payment method, billing dates, and amount charged. If you have any questions or concerns about your billing history, you can contact Netflix customer support for assistance.

Can I Use PayPal Credit to Pay for Netflix?

Yes, you can use PayPal Credit to pay for Netflix. PayPal Credit is a financing option offered by PayPal that allows you to make purchases and pay them off over time with no interest or fees. If you have PayPal Credit, you can use it to pay for your Netflix subscription just like any other payment method. However, it’s important to make sure you’re able to pay off your balance in a timely manner, as interest and fees may apply if you’re unable to make your payments on time.

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