Following in the footsteps of Disney Plus, Netflix could once again increase the prices of its subscription in Europe from next February. This would only affect the Standard and Premium plans, as has happened in other countries like the United States before.
While it is true that Netflix has already increased the price of these plans in 2019, if the new fees are confirmed, these could be $ 1 or $ 2 more expensive than today (today the Standard plan costs $ 11.99 per month, and the Premium plan costs $ 15.99 per month).
Netflix finally decides to increase these prices or not, below you will find several tips that will allow you to save some money on your subscription to the content platform by diffusion.
Access the Netflix Basic package
One of the easiest ways to save the cost of the Standard and Premium plans without having to ditch Netflix is to upgrade to the Basic plan, which costs just $ 7.99 per month. You will continue to have access to the same movies and TV series.
Of course, you will have to forfeit other aspects of the subscription. You will not be able to play content on multiple devices at the same time, you will only be able to download content on one device, and you will only have access to SD (480p) content.
For more information, you will be interested in our article What’s the best Netflix plan for you?.
Cancel your Netflix account
Another way to avoid this, although more drastic, is to cancel your Netflix account. Of course, make sure you do this before this possible price increase goes into effect. To do so, you need to follow these simple steps:
- Go to the Netflix website and click on the “ Account ” option which you will see in the upper right corner.
- Under “Subscription and billing”, select “Cancel my subscription”.
- Confirm by clicking now on “End subscription”.
There is no type of penalty for those who decide to cancel their account (you will only have to pay for the full month you’re in), and you can also re-enroll in any of their plans at any time.
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Share subscription fees
You can also choose to share an account with your friends or family. The Standard plan offers the ability to play content on two devices at the same time, while with the Premium plan you can play on four. You can also create multiple profiles for each user.
It is true that you can only link the Netflix account to a bank account, which means that the owner will have to be responsible for collecting what matches the others separately. An easy way to do this is to use Bizum.
Use the free Netflix website
Maybe you didn’t know that you can access a limited portion of the Netflix library for free. Here you will find some movies and the first episodes of some original Netflix series.
Unfortunately, Netflix no longer offers its free trial period in Europe. While it is true that other countries have this option, you will need a bank account linked to that country to create an account.