How to cancel Netflix

So, you're sick of "House of Cards" and "Orange is the New Black" and have taken refuge in the binge-watchable arms of another streaming service. Fair enough. If you don't need your Netflix subscription anymore, just cancel.

We'll show you how!

Are there any penalties for cancellation?

You can't get a refund and you won't get prorated for any month you've already started, but once you cancel you won't be charged for any subsequent months.

Netflix will even let you continue to stream until your subscription runs out.

If you were receiving DVDs or Blu-rays in the mail, you'll have to return those within seven days of cancelling your account, so that you don't get charged.

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Will I have to start over fresh if I cancel?

Netflix will maintain your account for 10 months after you cancel, so your List, all of your Continue Watching category and your recommendations will be waiting for you when you inevitably decide to return. They'll even maintain your DVD queue if you were receiving DVDs from them.

How to cancel your Netflix subscription

Unlike wireless providers or cable service providers, Netflix doesn't take personal offence to you wanting to leave their service.

  1. Visit Netflix's site on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac
  2. Sign in to your account.
  3. Mouse over or tap on the menu.
  4. Click or tap Your Account.

    Sigin in, click Your Account

  5. Click Cancel Membership.
  6. Click Finish Cancellation.

    Click Cancel Membership, click Finish Cancellation

That's it. You're out. It's almost too easy to cancel, but don't worry — if you have canceller's remorse, or you simply want to get back in before the next season of Jessica Jones drops, it's super easy to do!