Watching Netflix is be the best way to kill time during quarantine, but the cost of watching cold be expensive for many people. Fortunately, there are some tricks to save your money on Netflix.
Netflix provides 3 primary monthly pricing plans:
- Basic plan $8.99 per month: support watching on 1 screen at a time in standard definition.
- The standard plan, $12.99 per month: support watching on 2 screens at a time in full HD.
- The premium plan, $15.99 per month: the top one, support watching on 4 screens at the same time, and offers a 4K viewing option.
How to save your money on Netflix?
Share your account with family or friends: this is the most common way to save your money on Netflix, even Netflix knows that. the company’s CEO has made it clear that all forms of account sharing are welcome (you can even share an account internationally).
If you want to share an account with friends, you need to go with the $13 a month “Standard” plan or the $16 a month “Premium” plan. That you can watch on your screen when your friend watches at the same time.
“Pause” Your Subscription: one of the features that Netflix offers is pausing your account without losing your data. Basically, you could halt your service (and your monthly fees) for a while without fully canceling your Netflix subscription. Obviously, this is a useful money-saving feature.
This trick is useful if you go for a month (or more) without Netflix. Also, your account shuts down a month after your last payment—not the day that you cancel.
Rotate your streaming subscriptions: If you’re signed up for too many streaming services, you can cut costs (without missing out on shows) by rotating your subscriptions.
Downgrade to 1080p: it’s okay if you tried to use the basic plan. In many times 4K Netflix account may be a slight waste of money “unless you’re sharing it between friends”. 1080p isn’t bad.
Buy cheap Netflix Gift Cards: Netflix Gift Cards is another method to save money, you’ll have to buy secondhand Netflix gift cards on a website like a Raise or Cardpool. But third-party gift cards may have problems.
Instead of this untrusted way, some stores do have sales on Netflix, Hulu, HBO, and other streaming services’ gift cards occasionally. If you see them on sale you can buy them.