How to cancel Netflix in 4 simple steps

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Brodie Fogg
May 26, 2023
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Whether it’s the repeated price hikes since Netflix first launched in Australia, the constant TV show cancellations or the fact that sharing your password will now cost you an additional $7.99 per month, there are plenty of reasons you might be thinking of taking a break from the streamer that started it all. Thankfully, cancelling your Netflix account couldn’t be easier. Below you’ll find four quick steps to cancelling your Netflix subscription, but before we begin, consider trialling the following streaming service alternatives.

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Step 1: Log in to Netflix and select your profile


Cancel Netflix Australia - Step by step

Log in with your username and password at netflix.com/au/login or via the Netflix app on iPhone, iPad or Android smartphones and tablets. At the next screen, choose your (the account holder) profile.

Step 2: Head to the Netflix ‘Account’ page


Cancel Netflix Australia - Step by step

Hover your mouse over the profile icon (or tap on mobile) in the top-right corner of the screen and select 'Account' from the dropdown menu.

Step 3: Cancel Membership


On the left side of the Account page, under where it says ‘Account’ and 'Membership & Billing,' click the grey button that says ‘Cancel Membership’. On mobile devices, you might need to scroll down to the bottom of the page to find the cancel button.

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Step 4: Confirm cancellation


Cancel Netflix Australia - Step by step

On the next screen, you will see a message that says 'It’s easy to cancel or switch plans,' you’re not here to switch plans. Click the blue 'Finish cancellation' button in the box where it gives you your final billing date (e.g. when the service will be deactivated). This part of the process is identical on desktop browsers and mobile devices.

Done. You’ve officially cancelled your Netflix subscription. You will still be able to access it until the end of your billing period (because you’ve already paid for it).

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At this stage, your access to Netflix will officially end at the end of your current billing period. However, Netflix will hold on to your account, including your settings, preferences and watchlist, for 10 months after cancelling. After that, you will need to create a brand-new account.

What are some good alternatives to Netfllix in Australia?


Now that you’ve officially cancelled Netflix as quickly as Netflix cancelled Tuca and Bertie, you might be considering another streaming service to switch to. In the table below, you’ll find a comprehensive list of streaming services in Australia, plus all their features and free trial deals.

Service
Details
Monthly price
More info
Binge LogoBinge Standard plan
4K streaming
2 streams
Deal: 7-day free trial
$18/mth
Apple TV+Apple TV+ plan
4K streaming
6 streams (Family Sharing)
Deal: 7-day free trial
$12.99/mth
Disney PlusDisney+ Standard plan
HD streaming
2 streams
Deal: $139.99 for 12mths
$13.99/mth
Disney PlusDisney+ Premium plan
4K streaming
4 streams
Deal: $179.99 for 12mths
$17.99/mth
NetflixNetflix Standard + Ads
HD streaming
2 streams
$7.99/mth
StanStan Basic plan
SD streaming
1 stream
$12/mth
Kayo SportsKayo One Plan
HD streaming
1 stream
Deal: 7-day free trial
$25/mth
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HD streaming
2 streams
Access to over 30 channels
Deal: 10-day free trial
$25/mth
ShudderShudder plan
HD streaming
1 stream
Deal: 7-day free trial
$6.99/mth
Hayu | Provider logoHayu Plan
HD streaming
1 stream
Deal: 7-day free trial
$6.99/mth
Paramount+Paramount+ plan
HD streaming
2 streams
Deal: 7-day free trial
$9.99/mth
Brodie Fogg
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Brodie Fogg
Brodie Fogg is the Australian editorial lead at Reviews.org. He has covered consumer tech, telecommunications, video games, streaming and entertainment for over five years at websites like WhistleOut and Finder and can be found sharing streaming recommendations at 7NEWS every month.

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