Netflix is the service of streaming Under the world's largest demand for a good reason: it has an enviable catalog of content (licensed and original), it is available on almost all devices that have a screen and an internet connection and their pricing plans, although they are not cheaper, they are still within reach of the great majority. But maybe Netflix has become too good. Adding to screen-based content is real, to the point that a US senator proposed to ban automatic video playback as a way to deal with this problem. If you have decided to cure your obsession with excessive television by eliminating the addictive source, here we explain how to cancel your Netflix account.
How to cancel Netflix
Cancel Netflix is a simple process. To do so, simply take a phone or a computer and log in to the page of your Netflix account. Next to the panel that shows your personal information and the current payment option, you can see a Cancel Members button. Click on it and access the cancellation page.
At this point, Netflix will probably try to attract you to stay, possibly offering you a less expensive pricing plan. If you are determined to continue canceling, you just have to click on the End Cancel button and, officially, you will have finished paying for Netflix.
Wait, I don't see that cancellation button
If you go to your account page and do not see the Cancel Members button, it is probably because you registered on Netflix through a third party. Many cable, fiber and satellite companies allow you to add a Netflix membership to your subscription packages, giving you a monthly bill instead of two. However, this agreement means that you will have to cancel your Netflix subscription through that company and not through the Netflix account page.
What happens if I change my mind?
You canceled Netflix and now you have doubts. Not surprisingly, Netflix makes it very easy to subscribe again. When you cancel, the service keeps your account and all your preferences stored up to 10 months after the last payment date, so you can pick it up right where you left off. The same goes for your Netflix list if you were using the company's DVD or Blu-ray rental service.
What happens if I still have time in my account?
If you decide to cancel before the end of your billing period, Netflix will not refund your money on a prorated basis as some satellite or cable companies do. But I will keep your account until the end of the billing period so you can continue using the service until the last day.
If I cancel, what happens to my gift card balance?
If you have used a Netflix gift card to pay your monthly subscription, any unused balance will remain available to you even after you cancel. You will not receive a refund of the unused amount, but you can continue to view content until that balance has been completely depleted.
What are some good alternatives to Netflix?
If you need to reduce your monthly expenses or perhaps the selection of Netflix content no longer appeals to you, there are several excellent alternatives. We tell you our two favorites and how they are compared with the service of streaming:
- Amazon Prime Video: to enjoy this service you only need to be a member of Amazon Prime, so it is a good service to get started.
- Hulu: With tons of top-notch television shows that you can't find anywhere else, and a live TV broadcast option, Hulu has been one of Netflix's biggest competitors in the United States for years.
You can also check our deep three-band comparison between Hulu, Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.
Although they are more expensive than Netflix, virtually all live television streaming services, such as Sling TV, YouTube TV, FuboTV and AT&T TV Now (formerly DirecTV Now), also have catalogs on demand.