How To Easily Cancel Your Netflix Subscription

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With so many subscription options, there are now ample opportunities to pick streaming services that cater specifically to the content you would like to consume. Even though Netflix is the original platform for streaming, it now has heavy competition from other companies such as Apple TV+, Peacock, Hulu, HBO Max, Disney+ and more.

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Not only is it a saturated market, but Netflix consistently increases subscription costs annually and fluctuates in the quality of its programming. If you feel you can no longer justify the monthly fee, it is important to know how to cancel your Netflix subscription.

How To Cancel Netflix Online

A few years ago, laptops seemed to be replacing televisions for many people, however, now when it comes to streaming services most televisions can operate in the same capacity for streaming as a laptop or computer. As Netflix is essentially a website, you go through the same steps to cancel Netflix on your laptop or computer as you do to cancel Netflix on your TV. 

  1. Internet browser: Open your preferred internet browser such as Safari or Chrome and head to Netflix’s website.
  2. Log in: Sign in to your Netflix account with your username and password.
  3. Account access: Once logged in, tap the three-line menu icon in the top-right corner of the webpage to access your account information.
  4. Cancel membership: Scroll down and select the option to cancel membership. If you’re on ‌an iPad‌ or a desktop browser, the option will appear near the upper left of the browser window.
  5. Finish cancelation: Note when the cancelation will take effect, then select the option to finish cancelation.
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How To Cancel Netflix on Your Phone

Phones have become a go-to device for streaming movies and shows. Holding all the entertainment in the palm of your hand is too convenient to pass up. If you are consuming all your content through your phone, you should be aware of how to cancel any unwanted subscriptions through your phone as well. The steps to cancel will vary depending on what type of device you have.

Canceling Netflix on an iPhone or iPad

  • Settings: Launch the Settings app on your ‌iPhone‌ or ‌iPad‌. 
  • Apple ID banner: Tap the banner profile at the top of the menu.
  • Subscriptions: Under the Apple ID profile choose subscriptions.
  • Select Netflix:  When the list of subscriptions appears choose Netflix.
  • Cancel subscription: Select to cancel the subscription, then confirm at the dialog prompt. The cancellation becomes effective at the end of your current billing period.

If you do not have your Netflix subscription set up through your phone, you can just go to your preferred internet browser and follow the steps to cancel your subscription online as listed in the previous section.

Canceling Netflix on an Android

  • Netflix app: Click on the Netflix app and tap on the profile icon in the upper right-hand corner.
  • Log in: Sign in to your Netflix account with your username and password.
  • Account access: Once logged in, tap the three-line menu icon in the top-right corner of the webpage to access your account information.
  • Cancel membership: Scroll down and select the option to cancel membership. If you’re on ‌an iPad‌ or a desktop browser, the option will appear near the upper left of the browser window.
  • Finish cancelation: Note when the cancelation will take effect, then select the option to finish cancelation.
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Final Take

Now that Netflix is buckling down on sharing your account information, raising prices and hinting at the possibility of adding advertisements, you may be tempted to cancel your Netflix subscription. The great thing about this streaming service is you can cancel anytime, and if you regret canceling, you can easily reopen your account or start a new subscription.

FAQ

  • Can I cancel my Netflix subscription anytime?
    • Yes, you can cancel your Netflix subscription anytime, however, the cancellation only becomes effective at the end of that billing cycle. For example, if your subscription renews on the first of each month, and you cancel your subscription midway through the month, you would still be billed for the full month and have two weeks remaining of access to your account. Once canceled your card will not be charged again on auto-renewal unless you reopen an account.
  • How do I turn off auto-renewal for Netflix?
    • In some countries Netflix allows you to opt-out of auto-renewal, if you do not have this option you can cancel your account subscription or remove your credit card information from forms of payment so the card will not be charged. To cancel your subscription you can follow these simple steps:
      • Internet browser: Open your preferred internet browser such as Safari or Chrome and head to Netflix's website.
      • Log in: Sign in to your Netflix account with your username and password.
      • Account: Once logged in, tap the three-line menu icon in the top-right corner of the webpage to access your account information.
      • Cancel membership: Scroll down and select the option to cancel membership. If you're on ‌an iPad‌ or a desktop browser, the option will appear near the upper left of the browser window.
      • Finish cancelation: Note when the cancelation will take effect, then select the option to finish cancelation.
  • How do I stop Netflix from charging my card?
    • To stop Netflix from charging your account you cancel your subscription. The cancellation will not come into effect until the end of the billing period. To cancel your subscription follow these steps:
      • Internet browser: Open your preferred internet browser such as Safari or Chrome and head to Netflix's website.
      • Log in: Sign in to your Netflix account with your username and password.
      • Account: Once logged in, tap the three-line menu icon in the top-right corner of the webpage to access your account information.
      • Cancel membership: Scroll down and select the option to cancel membership. If you're on ‌an iPad‌ or a desktop browser, the option will appear near the upper left of the browser window.
      • Finish cancelation: Note when the cancelation will take effect, then select the option to finish cancelation.

Information is accurate as of Dec. 16, 2022. 

Editorial Note: This content is not provided by any entity covered in this article. Any opinions, analyses, reviews, ratings or recommendations expressed in this article are those of the author alone and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any entity named in this article.

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Caitlyn Moorhead has written content for a variety of businesses and publications. After graduating from Central Michigan University cum laude, she moved to New York City where she wrote columns, articles and plays for several years before relocating to Austin, Texas in the fall of 2020.
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