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How to Cancel Your Netflix Subscription on iPhone, iPad, and Desktop

Wednesday August 17, 2022 9:10 am PDT by
Are you done with Netflix? This article explains how to cancel the streaming service on iPhone and iPad as well as on desktop. With living costs on the rise, more and more people are looking for ways to cut costs, and one of the main reasons people have been turning away from Netflix is that the service has increased its prices. In January 2022, Netflix increased the prices for all of...

How to Protect Your Netflix Profile With a PIN Code

Friday April 10, 2020 11:50 am PDT by
As part of its updated parental controls, Netflix now includes an option that lets account holders PIN protect individual profiles to help prevent kids from using them. Even if you're not a parent or guardian, so long as you're the account holder you can still use the PIN feature to prevent other people in the same household from watching stuff on your Netflix profile and messing up your...

How to Disable AutoPlaying Trailers in Netflix

Friday February 7, 2020 12:58 pm PST by
If you're tired of seeing trailers for shows or movies start to play as you browse the Netflix home screen, we have some good news for you. Netflix has listened to user feedback and now offers a way to disable autoplaying videos. What you need to know is that the setting can only be changed by signing into Netflix from a web browser. As it stands, there's no way to do it from within the...

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40 Million People Subscribe to Netflix's Ad-Supported Tier

Wednesday May 15, 2024 5:08 pm PDT by
Netflix's ad-supported streaming tier has 40 million global monthly active users, up 35 million from a year ago, Netflix said today at its Upfront advertising presentation. Netflix has 270 million total subscribers worldwide, so the majority of its users are still on the ad-free tiers. Netflix resisted implementing an ad-supported tier for many years, but confirmed in 2022 that it had plans...
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Netflix No Longer Allowing Subscribers to Pay Through Apple's App Store

Monday February 26, 2024 1:27 pm PST by
Netflix subscribers who still pay their monthly fees through the App Store in-app purchase system will soon need to add a new payment method to keep their accounts active, Netflix is telling customers. Though Netflix stopped allowing customers to subscribe to its streaming service on iOS devices way back in 2018, it has allowed customers that were already subscribed that way to continue...
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Netflix Won't Offer Apple Vision Pro App at Launch

Wednesday January 17, 2024 1:19 pm PST by
Netflix has no plans to release an app for Apple's upcoming Vision Pro headset, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. Instead, the streaming service will be accessible through Safari and other web browsers on the headset. "Our members will be able to enjoy Netflix on the web browser on the Vision Pro, similar to how our members can enjoy Netflix on Macs," a Netflix spokesperson told Gurman. ...
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Netflix 'Completely Satisfied' With Pace of Password Sharing Crackdown

Monday December 4, 2023 4:07 pm PST by
Netflix has been "completely satisfied" with the pace of the password sharing crackdown it initiated in the United States earlier this year, Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos said today at the UBS Global Media and Communications Conference (via Variety). The streaming company first began eliminating password sharing in in several countries in Latin America in 2022, requiring those who wanted to...
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Netflix Raising U.S. Prices Yet Again, Premium Plan Now Costs $23/Month

Wednesday October 18, 2023 4:42 pm PDT by
Netflix today said that it is increasing the cost of some of its subscription plans in the United States, the UK, and France. Prices will be going up for the Basic and Premium plans in those three countries. In the United States, the price of the Basic plan will increase from $9.99 to $11.99 per month, while the price of the Premium plan will increase from $19.99 to $22.99 per month. The...
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Netflix to Raise Ad-Free Subscription Prices Soon

Tuesday October 3, 2023 3:22 pm PDT by
Netflix plans to increase the price of its ad-free subscription plans a few months after the end of the Hollywood actors strike, reports The Wall Street Journal. Prices will go up in the United States and Canada first, and it is not yet clear how much more Netflix will charge. Netflix last raised prices at the beginning of 2022, charging $9.99 per month for the Basic plan, $15.49 per month...
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Netflix Now Testing Games on TVs, Macs and PCs

Monday August 14, 2023 10:29 am PDT by
Netflix today announced that it is expanding the games that it offers to select TVs, PCs, and Macs as part of a test that is being conducted in Canada and the UK. A limited number of Netflix customers in these countries can visit Netflix.com on supported browsers on a PC or Mac to play two Netflix test games, including Oxenfree and Molehew's Mining Adventure. The games can be played with a...
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Netflix Launches New Controller App for iPhone in Preparation for TV Game Expansion

Tuesday August 8, 2023 1:43 pm PDT by
Netflix today released a Netflix Game Controller app, which is designed to allow users to play Netflix games on their TV sets. The App Store description says the Game Controller app will pair with a TV for playing Netflix games using an iPhone. As of right now, Netflix games are limited to the ‌iPhone‌ and iPad, with no option to play them on the Apple TV or other TV platforms. The app...
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Netflix Gains Six Million Subscribers After Password Sharing Crackdown

Wednesday July 19, 2023 3:44 pm PDT by
Netflix earlier this year began cracking down on password sharing in the United States and other countries, and the effort has been successful, the company said today. Netflix gained 5.9 million new global subscribers in the second quarter of 2023, including more than one million in the U.S. and Canada, according to its most recent earnings report [PDF]. Based on these results, Netflix will...
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Netflix Nixes Cheapest $9.99 Plan in U.S., Ad-Free Streaming Now Starts at $15.49 Per Month

Wednesday July 19, 2023 11:07 am PDT by
Netflix today quietly eliminated its most affordable ad-free plan in the United States and the United Kingdom, raising the price of ad-free streaming options. In the U.S., the Basic plan was priced at $9.99 per month, and with its removal, ad-free streaming now starts at $15.49 per month. Netflix subscribers can opt for the $6.99 per month "Standard with ads" plan, but that price point...
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Netflix Begins Crackdown on Password Sharing in US and UK

Wednesday May 24, 2023 6:25 am PDT by
Netflix is officially cracking down on password sharing in the United States and the United Kingdom, more than a year after it first announced the move. Netflix explained on its U.S. and U.K. websites how viewers who shared their account password to people outside their household would be affected, and what the additional costs would be if they still wanted to let out-of-household users...
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Netflix Increases Streaming Quality of 'Basic With Ads' Plan to 1080p

Wednesday April 19, 2023 2:23 am PDT by
Netflix is upgrading its nascent ad-supported plan to support higher quality streaming than the current maximum 720p resolution, the company has announced. Netflix launched its "Basic With Ads" plan in November for $6.99 per month in the United States, but the tier was immediately criticized for its limited video streaming resolution. That criticism was only heightened the following...
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Netflix Password Sharing Crackdown to Expand to U.S. in Q2 2023

Tuesday April 18, 2023 2:30 pm PDT by
Netflix is planning a "broad rollout" of the password sharing crackdown that it began implementing in 2022, the company said today in its Q1 2023 earnings report [PDF]. The "paid sharing" plan that Netflix has been testing in a limited number of countries will expand to additional countries in the second quarter, including the United States. Netflix said that it was "pleased with the...
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Netflix's Cheaper Ad-Supported Plan Now Available on Apple TV

Thursday March 30, 2023 12:25 pm PDT by
Netflix this week brought its more affordable ad-supported plan to the Apple TV, which means subscribers who have the cheaper plan can now watch content through their set-top boxes from Apple. When Netflix launched its ad-supported plan back in November, it did not work on the ‌Apple TV‌. Netflix at the time said that support for the plan would be "coming soon," with access to Netflix on the ‌...
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Netflix's TV Gaming Plan Allows iPhone to Be Used as Controller

Thursday March 30, 2023 3:01 am PDT by
Netflix is working to extend its nascent video game platform to TVs and part of the plan involves allowing subscribers to use their iPhone as a controller, reports Bloomberg. According to the report, app developer Steve Moser shared code he discovered hidden within Netflix's iOS mobile app that contains references to games played on TVs, including one line which reads "A game on your TV...
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Netflix Cracking Down on Password Sharing in Four More Countries, Including Canada

Wednesday February 8, 2023 10:56 am PST by
Netflix today announced an expansion of its crackdown on password sharing, with the streaming service putting a stop to multi-household account use in Canada, New Zealand, Spain, and Portugal. In these countries, people who share an account with those who do not live with them will need to pay for an "extra member." Prices are as follows: Canada - $7.99 CAD New Zealand - $7.99 NZD ...
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Netflix to Expand Crackdown on Password Sharing in Q1 2023

Thursday January 19, 2023 3:06 pm PST by
Netflix today said that it plans to roll out paid sharing "more broadly" in the first quarter of 2023, expanding a crackdown on Netflix accounts that are shared between multiple households. In a Q4 shareholder letter explaining the changes [PDF], Netflix says that widespread account sharing undermines its ability to invest in and improve the service.Today's widespread account sharing (100M+...
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Netflix to Begin Cracking Down on Password Sharing in Early 2023

Wednesday December 21, 2022 1:14 pm PST by
Popular streaming service Netflix is planning to put an end to password sharing starting in early 2023, according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal. There have been persistent rumors about the end of password sharing, and Netflix has been exploring methods to crack down on it, but the changes are set to officially go into effect next year. Netflix has long known that password...
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Netflix Launches 'Basic With Ads' Plan, But It Doesn't Currently Work on Apple TV

Friday November 4, 2022 3:16 am PDT by
Netflix launched its new ad-supported plan this week, but it doesn't yet work on Apple TV devices, including the new third-generation ‌Apple TV‌ 4K launching today. Costing $6.99 per month in the United States, the new "Basic With Ads" plan is $3 cheaper than the standard Basic plan, but ‌Apple TV‌ owners looking to take advantage of the more affordable tier will have to wait. "Basic with ...
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Netflix Profile Transfer Feature Hints at Upcoming Account Sharing Crackdown

Tuesday October 18, 2022 1:17 am PDT by
Netflix has announced a new feature called Profile Transfer, allowing users to move their personalized recommendations, viewing history, My List, saved games, and other settings to a new account. Netflix is pitching the feature as an easy way for users to transition to a new account if their living circumstances change and they can't or no longer want to share an account with someone else in ...