How to cancel Netflix

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Netflix gives you access to thousands of shows and movies, with new options appearing regularly. For as little as $10 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 $15.49, which ups your viewing to two screens at once with HD resolution. Netflix also offers a premium membership for $20, increasing viewing to four screens on the best streaming devices with HD and Ultra HD resolution.

However, it might be time to cancel if this streaming service's offerings aren't doing it for you. Follow these easy steps to cancel your Netflix membership.

How to cancel Netflix

  1. Log in to your account on Netflix.com.
  2. When the page loads, click on your main account. It will open up to the Netflix streaming page.

3. Hover over your profile image in the top right-hand corner of the screen. A drop-down menu will appear.
4. Click on Account.

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5. Your account information will now be displayed. Click the button on the left that says Cancel Membership.
6. When the next page loads, click Finish Cancellation.

7. 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.

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T-Mobile's Netflix on Us

If you've signed up through T-Mobile's Netflix on Us, things are a little different. This is a perk for T-Mobile subscribers that sees the company covering the cost of your subscription, up to a certain amount.

Because you're being billed through T-Mobile and not directly through Netflix, you'll have to visit T-Mobile support (opens in new tab) and follow the steps in your account to remove Netflix on Us.

Reasons to cancel your Netflix subscription

While watching 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, which is only the start of Netflix's streaming woes. Some former Netflix loyalists have also decided to leave the platform because of the streaming service's habit of canceling shows as quickly as they introduce them and 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. These days, there's no shortage of streaming services around, meaning a different streaming service might be a better fit.

It's no secret that Netflix is looking to start charging users for password sharing, something the platform is already testing in select countries. If and when it does roll out, it could make things much pricier for subscribers, adding to the already increasing subscription costs.

Fortunately, canceling or even re-opening your membership with Netflix isn't tricky.

Reasons to consider keeping your membership

While Netflix may lose some content it's showcased for years, there are still plenty of movies and series to keep you entertained for hours. One of the biggest reasons to stay is Netflix's catalog of originals that you won't find anywhere else — such as Stranger Things, Bridgerton, Squid Game, and The Witcher.

The company is also hoping to introduce a cheaper ad-supported tier for those who would prefer to pay less for your subscription. Several other services have introduced similar tiers and it could prove a popular option for anyone hoping to save a few bucks.

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Netflix

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.

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Streaming devices you should consider

Whether you're sticking with Netflix or looking for other ways to keep yourself entertained, these are among some of the best options for streaming devices that may interest you.

Derrek Lee
News Editor

Derrek is a long-time Nokia and LG fanboy who loves astronomy, videography, and sci-fi movies. When he's not working, he's most likely working out or smoldering at the camera.

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