Living on a tight budget? Think you are creative enough to save on your next Netflix subscription? Listed below are five ways which can help you save money and get the most out of your membership:
Share Your Account
It might come as a surprise to you, but Netflix DOES let you share. Yes, you heard that right! You could connect up to two screens on the Standard package, whereas the premium package would allow you connect to and watch on up to four screens. But that’s not all! It also lets you create up to five profiles which actually means that depending on your subscription package, you along with four other friends can get access to Netflix through that one account. Tada, problem solved! Worried about who pays the bill? Split it! Here’s an idea; each one of you should buy any number of gift cards and put them toward the joint account, problem solved! Additionally, each of your four friends will receive recommendations based on viewing habits, so it is more like having your personal accounts when you only subscribe to one!
Pause Your Membership
Going on a holiday? Thinking you won’t use your account for a while? Concerned why you should pay for something you won’t use? Worry not, because this trick will have you covered! Previously, Netflix would let you pause your membership (where you would not have to pay for it), however, now they have become more sensible and do not allow that. To counter this situation, “cancel” your membership by going to your Account Information tab in the account. However, please note that Netflix will save your information up to 10 months only. Before pausing your account, you might want to check your Netflix account, to ensure everything is in order.
Unlock more Streaming Content
If you are looking to stream and access content beyond what is available in your country, you can always switch your VPN to a different server. Because Netflix gets on a different licensing deal with different countries, the library of movies and TV shows will be different in Canada than what is available in the U.K, for instance. This should give you unlimited streaming options. And if you are having trouble streaming content on a VPN, you can learn how to bypass the proxy on the Netflix proxy error guide right here.
Pay Less by subscribing to an iOS app
When you buy subscriptions through in-app purchases, the funds are first deducted from your virtual account, and if there still remains a difference in the amount payable, that gets settled through your card. So, the next time when you are looking to save up, instead of subscribing to Netflix website (which would require your card details for auto-renewals), try doing it through the iOS app.
Get on the Right Plan
Netflix offers a number of plans that you can choose from. For example, the basic subscription would allow you to view one screen at a time in standard definition. However, if you want to view multiple screens in pixel perfect 4k, “premium” plan would be perfect for you. It is important to reevaluate your preferences when signing up for any plan because it would not make sense subscribing to the premium package when the device you stream on does not support 4K. Similarly, there is absolutely no point paying for upgraded plans when you will only watch it on screen.