Netflix logged almost 100 billion hours of viewing time in 2023. That’s like watching ‘The Office’, ‘Friends’, or ‘Community’ (whichever you prefer) on repeat for 11 million years.
On second thought, that’s not possible anymore since ‘The Office’ and ‘Friends’ are no longer available on Netflix for US viewers. ‘Community’ will also no longer be available to watch on April 2024.
So if you’re running out of shows to watch on repeat, or if you still believe that ‘love is sharing a password,’ then maybe it’s time to cancel your Netflix subscription.
How Do I Cancel My Netflix Account?
The quickest way to cancel your Netflix Subscription is to go to https://www.netflix.com/cancelplan, and then click ‘Finish Cancellation.’
You can also cancel your account by following these steps:
- Sign in to your Netflix account.
- Click on your ‘Profile’
- Click on your ‘Icon’
- Click on ‘Account’
- Click on ‘Cancel Membership’
- Click ‘Finish Cancellation’
Do I Lose Access to My Netflix Account Immediately?
After canceling, you can still use your Netflix account until the end of the current billing period. You can check when you’ll lose access to your account on Netflix’s Billing Page.
How Much Does Netflix Cost?
Instead of canceling your subscription, consider downgrading it instead if you’re not in the lowest tier already. Take note that the Basic Plan is no longer available to new and rejoining users. So you might want to think twice before canceling a Basic Plan subscription.
In 2022, Netflix launched the Standard with Ads Plan, which costs $6.99 per month. In comparison, the Standard Plan costs $15.49 per month. The only difference between the two plans (aside from the ads) is that it isn’t possible to add an extra member slot in the former.
So if you don’t mind watching ads, downgrading to the Standard with Ads plan is a viable option. If you’re on the Premium Plan ($22.99 per month) though, you will lose a lot of features by downgrading: Ultra HD, 2 Extra Supported Devices, and Netflix Spatial Audio.
How Can You Change Netflix Plans?
Changing your Netflix Plan can be done in three quick steps:
- Sign in to your Netflix account
- Select Change Plan
- Select Confirm Change
If you downgrade your plan, the change will take effect on the next billing period. An upgrade, however, takes effect immediately and your remaining balance will be recalculated to pay for the new price.
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Can You Reactivate a Cancelled Netflix Account?
Yes, you can reactivate a canceled Netflix account. In fact, your viewing activity will be saved for 10 months after you cancel. This means that restarting within 10 months of cancellation is the same as unpausing your account.
If you remember your password, restarting your Netflix account can be done by simply signing in and selecting ‘Restart Your Membership.’
If you’ve forgotten your password, then you just need to Reset your Password first. Afterward, you’ll need to select ‘Add Streaming Plan’ on your Account Page, and then select ‘Restart Your Membership’.
The quickest way to cancel your Netflix Membership is to go to https://www.netflix.com/cancelplan, then click ‘Finish Cancellation.’After canceling, you can still use your Netflix account until the end of the current billing period. You can check when you’ll lose access to your account on Netflix’s Billing Page.