Netflix gives you access to thousands of shows and movies with new options appearing regularly. For as little as $9 a month, you can pay to stream on one screen at a time with SD resolution. Viewers looking for a more substantial streaming experience can upgrade to a standard membership for $14, which ups your viewing to two screens at once with HD resolution. Netflix also offers a premium membership for $18, which increases viewing to four screens at once with HD and Ultra HD resolution. But if this streaming service’s offerings aren’t doing it for you, it might be time to cancel. Follow these easy steps to cancel your Netflix membership.
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How to cancel Netflix
Login to your account on Netflix.com.
When the page loads, click on your main account. It will open up to the Netflix streaming page.
Hover over your profile image in the top right-hand corner of the screen. A drop-down menu appears. Click on Account.
Your account information will now be displayed. Click the button on the left that says, Cancel Membership.
When the next page loads, click Finish Cancellation.
A new screen will let you know that your membership has been canceled and will show a final date for when you’ll no longer be able to stream shows and movies.
While being able to watch a wide variety of shows and movies is a major plus, you might not use the service enough to warrant paying for it every month. Some former Netflix loyalists have also decided to leave the platform because of the streaming service’s habit of removing fan favorites after the licensing period expires, such as The Office, which recently moved to NBC’s Peacock. The Marvel Cinematic Universe films and several Disney series have also exited Netflix for Disney Plus, meaning a different streaming service might be a better fit. Fortunately, canceling or even re-opening your membership with Netflix isn’t tricky.
Reasons to consider keeping your membership
Netflix might be losing content it’s showcased for a while, but there are still plenty of other movies and series to keep you entertained for hours. One of the biggest reasons to stay is the catalog of Netflix originals you won’t find anywhere else — such as Stranger Things, Bridgerton, and The Crown.
From $9/mo at Netflix
Stream thousands of movies and shows
This streaming service gives you access to thousands of shows and movies. In addition to offering hits from other networks and companies, Netflix also makes its own productions like the highly acclaimed Stranger Things series.
Other helpful streaming things
Whether you’re sticking with Netflix or looking for other ways to keep yourself entertained, the following products and services may be of interest to you.
Fire TV Stick
$50 at Amazon
Amazon’s streaming media stick allows you to access your favorite streaming services like Netflix, Prime Video, Hulu, or HBO, all from your TV screen. You still need a membership to each specific service to access shows and movies.
Roku Streaming Stick+
$49 at Amazon
This is another solid streaming stick that can help you access your favorite streaming memberships from your TV. It comes with a remote so you can use it from the couch or bed. Use it to watch favorite media from Netflix, Hulu, ESPN, and more.
Chromecast with Google TV
$50 at Google
Google Chromecast makes streaming your favorite films and series on your HDTV super easy. Simply connect the Chromecast device using the provided cables to explore apps like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and YouTube from your smartphone.