The most popular premium video streaming service in the U.S. is Netflix, with over 58 million paid subscribers. However, those users are going to have to pay more to keep watching all of the great new shows and movies that are currently on the service.
In January 2019, Netflix announced a price increase on all of its plans. The basic plan, with one concurrent stream and video set to 480p resolution, is going up from $7.99 a month to $8.99 a month. The standard plan, with two concurrent streams and 1080p video resolution settings, is going up from $10.99 a month to $12.99 a month. If you splurge on the premium plan, which offers four concurrent streams and support for 4K resolution, the price is going up from $13.99 a month to $15.99 a month.
While these new Netflix prices are live for new subscribers, current users won’t see these increases until at least May 2019. If you feel that Netflix’s latest price jump is just too much for you to handle, here’s how to cancel Netflix from your smartphone or your PC via a web browser
How to cancel Netflix
The procedure is almost exactly the same if you cancel Netflix via your Android or iOS smartphone app or on your PC web browser.
- On your smartphone Netflix app, tap on the “More” menu on the bottom right side of the screen. On your PC web browser, just have the cursor hover on your account profile.
- In both cases, tap or click on on the “Account” section.
- You will be taken to a web page where you will see a slightly gray box called “Cancel Membership.” Tap or click onto that box.
- You will be given one final chance to change your mind, or perhaps switch to a cheaper Netflix plan. If you still want to go ahead with ditching Netflix, click or tap on the blue “Finish Cancellation” box and your account should be canceled.
Keep in mind that if do cancel Netflix, you can still stream and watch under your current account until your billing period ends. If you decide to return to Netflix within 10 months of canceling, you can still access your profiles, favorites and viewing preferences from your previous account.
That’s how to cancel Netflix, and as you can see, it’s a pretty simple operation with not a lot of hoops to go through. Will you be canceling Netflix because its prices are going up soon?