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The decision to cancel your Netflix subscription shouldn’t be made lightly: the streaming behemoth is now a vital part of everyday life. Picture the scene: “What did you think of the latest season of Stranger Things? Wasn’t it amazing how the [SPOILER] killed [SPOILER] before that hour-long dance routine? I watched it all in one afternoon,” your colleague asks over the water-cooler.
“Sorry, I cancelled my Netflix subscription,” you answer sheepishly. The whole office gasps and falls deathly silent. Suddenly, Steve from accounts starts up a slow chant of “Shame! Shame! Shame!” Everyone joins in, picks up their pitchforks and drives you out of the building.
If you still want to take that very real risk, here’s how to cancel your Netflix subscription.
Somewhat surprisingly, Netflix makes cancelling the service a simple, two-click process. To take the plunge via a browser, click on your profile icon in the top-right of the window and select Account.
In the page that appears (above), click on the big, grey Cancel Membership button. Don’t worry, there’s still time to change your mind…
The final step is clicking on the blue Finish Cancellation button, which appears alongside a notice of when your cancellation will become effective and a reminder that all of your viewing preferences will still be in place if you return to the fold within ten months.
You can also cancel via the smartphone and tablet apps by tapping the menu icon in the top-left of the screen, scrolling down to Account and, again, pressing the grey Cancel Membership button.
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