Netflix to start cancelling inactive subscriptions

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Netflix is rolling out a new feature that should help out the budgets of some of its less active customers.

Announced as of yesterday (May 21), Netflix will start asking any account holder that has been inactive for a year on the service if they would like to continue their membership. Members will be contacted by emails and in-app notifications starting this week.

If you don’t respond to these emails, Netflix will take the liberty of cancelling your subscription for you. If you do confirm you’d like to keep your Netflix account, your subscription will continue unchanged.

If you change your mind shortly after cancelling your Netflix subscription, it’s very low risk. Although you’ll no longer be billed, your account information will remain active for 10 months. This includes watch history, profiles, preferences and account details, so if you do rejoin in this 10 month period, your account will be just as you left it.

This is a great move by Netflix, and should save people some money. Those streaming bills add up, and it’s important to make sure you’re getting everything you want out of a service you’re paying good money for.

Is streaming right for me?

Streaming services offer nothing short of good deals. There’s lots to love in huge libraries of content to watch on demand, with charges starting at around $10 a month. But they’re not for everyone and you’re just burning money if you’re not making the most of the services you’ve subscribed to.

Right now there’s a lot to pick from on the market. Netflix, Stan, Amazon Prime Video and Disney+ are just some of the streaming services out there with stacks of great content ready for you to watch.

Think about a Disney+ Subscription

Disney+ offers all of the Disney library of content, including original productions, Star Wars, Pixar, Marvel and National Geographic content. We’re big fans of all things Star Wars here at Canstar, and Disney+ is now your one-stop-shop for the Star Wars expanded universe. It’s even cheaper (by a dollar) per month than the basic Netflix plan!

There are two plan options to choose from – a monthly subscription at $8.99 per month, or prepay for a year at $89.99 and save on the monthly cost. Both plans include the same features, with unlimited downloads and the ability to stream on up to four screens at the same time.

Brand Subscription Type No. of Screens/same time viewing Advertised Cost^^/month or year
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Disney+ Monthly Subscription

  • Stream the Disney+ library, including Disney+ Originals, Star Wars, Pixar, Marvel & National Geographic
  • Watch on 4 screens at the same time
  • Add up to 7 profiles
  • Unlimited downloads of shows and movies on up to 10 devices
  • 7 days FREE trial (New Customers Only)

min. cost $8.99 over one month

4No. of Screens /same time viewing $8.99
Advertised Cost/month
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Disney+ Logo

Disney+ Yearly Subscription

  • Stream the Disney+ library, including Disney+ Originals, Star Wars, Pixar, Marvel & National Geographic
  • Watch on 4 screens at the same time
  • Add up to 7 profiles
  • Unlimited downloads of shows and movies on up to 10 devices
  • Prepay for a yearly subscription and save on the monthly cost
  • 7 days FREE trial (New Customers Only)

min. cost $89.99 over one year

4No. of Screens /same time viewing $89.99
Advertised Cost/month
Get DealCanstar Blue receives a commission for sign-ups through Disney+ *

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