Netflix: Price, Activation, Cancellation

What Is Netflix?

Netflix is one of the top online streaming services in the world. With a Netflix subscription, you can watch thousands of movies and TV series. All you need is an internet connection and a device like an Amazon Kindle, Samsung TV, Roku, PlayStation, Xbox, Apple TV, or Android TV. 

This article teaches you about Netflix and how to use your netflix.com/tv8 code to activate Netflix. You need the activation code, along with their email address and password, to log in to your account.

How Much Does Netflix Cost?

Netflix Pricing Plans
Netflix Cost Per Month

A Netflix monthly subscription costs $8.99 for the Basic plan, $13.99 for Standard, and $17.99 for Premium. Here’s what you get with each plan:

Subscription planMonthly priceStreaming qualitySimultaneous streamsAccess to content
Basic$8.99Standard Definition (not HD)OneEvery Netflix title
Standard$13.99High Definition (HD)TwoEvery Netflix title
Premium$17.99HD and 4K Ultra HDFourEvery Netflix title
Netflix Monthly Pricing

How To Use Netflix Code?

You can use the code displayed on your TV (or another device) by going to netflix.com/tv8 or netflix.com/activate. The app usually shows the preferred website on the screen.

  • Go to netflix.com/ and sign in (if not already signed in).
  • After you sign in, click or tap the profile you want to watch Netflix.
  • Then, go to netflix.com/activate.
  • In the Enter code field, type the code that you see on your TV screen.
  • Click or tap the Activate button.

The above steps should work for most devices. However, there are tutorials for activating Netflix on different devices below for reference.

How to Activate Netflix – Nintendo Wii U

To activate Netflix on your Nintendo Wii using netflix.com/tv8, follow the steps below:

  • Open the Nintendo shop.
  • Search for Netflix.
  • Select Netflix.
  • Select download Netflix.
  • Click next.
  • Download.
  • Install.
  • Go to your Wii U’s Homepage, start Netflix.
  • Sign in using your email and password.
  • Click Continue.

If the Netflix app on your Wii U displays an activation code, follow the instructions on the screen to continue. You can also use the instructions under the “How to use Netflix code” section above to get started.

How To Use Netflix On Your Roku

This section teaches how to activate Netflix on your Roku TV. You will know how to set up and sign in to your account.

Before watching Netflix on your Roku TV, you must first create a Roku account. To make a profile go to, https://my.roku.com/signup – if you already have an account, skip this step.

  • From your Roku’s home screen, select Netflix.
  • Select Sign In.​ If you don’t see Sign In, select Yes for the “Are you a member of Netflix?” screen. If you aren’t a subscriber, set up your membership.
  • Enter your Netflix email address and select Next.
  • Enter your password and select Sign In.
  • Select Start.

The steps above work for the following Roku TV’s (also works for Roku Streaming Sticks/Boxes), 

  • Haier Roku TV
  • Hisense Roku TV
  • Insignia Roku TV
  • Sharp Roku TV
  • TCL Roku TV

Read this helpful article for more information about watching Netflix on your Roku devices.

How To Get Netflix On Your Apple TV

This section teaches how to activate Netflix on your Apple TV. 

If you are using a 2nd or 3rd generation Apple TV, do the following:

  • From the main Apple TV menu, select Netflix.
  • Select Already A Member? Sign in.
  • NOTE: You must already have a Netflix account to continue.
  • If you’re not yet a member, set up your membership at netflix.com on a web or mobile browser.
  • Enter your Netflix email and password in the Netflix app on your Apple TV.

If you are using an Apple TV (4th generation) or Apple TV 4K (5th and 6th generation), do the following:

Install the Netflix app

  • From the Apple TV home screen, select the App Store.
  • In the App Store, search for Netflix, then select Get to start the installation.
  • After installation, the Netflix app will appear on the home screen.

Sign in to Netflix

  • Open the Netflix app.
  • Select Sign In to use an existing Netflix account. NOTE: If you’re not yet a member, set up your membership at Netflix.com on a web or mobile browser.
  • After choosing Sign In, enter your Netflix email and password.

You can find more information about setting up Netflix on your Apple TV by reading this article.

How To Activate Microsoft Windows Netflix App

This section tells you two different ways to watch Netflix on Microsoft Windows.

The easiest way to watch Netflix on your Windows computer is by going to netflix.com. It would be best if you had a supported browser like Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, or Mozilla Firefox.

  • Using your preferred browser, visit netflix.com.
  • Select Sign In.
  • Enter your Netflix email and password.

You can also use the Netflix app for Windows 8, Windows 10, and later:

  • Click the Start menu and select Store.
  • Select Search.
  • Type Netflix in the search box and press Enter.
  • Select Netflix from the search results.
  • Select Install.
  • Sign in with your Microsoft account details if required.
  • Go back to the Start menu.
  • Select the Netflix app.
  • Select Sign in.
  • Type in your Netflix email address and password.
  • Click Sign In.

To learn more about using Netflix on a Microsoft Windows computer, visit this webpage.

How To Set Up Netflix On Chromecast With Google TV

This part of the article teaches you to activate Netflix on your Chromecast device. Setting up Netflix on your Chromecast depends on which version of the Chromecast you own:

For Google Chromecast and Google Chromecast Ultra, do the following:

  • Launch the Netflix app on your smartphone, tablet, or computer.
  • Sign in.
  • Tap or click on the Cast icon on the screen’s upper or lower right side.
  • Choose your Chromecast from the list of available devices to launch the Netflix app on your TV.
  • Select a TV show or movie to watch and press Play.

With the Google Chromecast with Google TV, there are three ways that you can watch Netflix:

To connect your Chromecast with Google TV to your Netflix account, go to the Home screen and follow the steps below.

  • From the home screen, select Netflix.
  • Select Member Sign in.
  • Enter your Netflix email address and password.
  • Select Continue.

or,

  • Press the Netflix button on your remote.
  • Once in the Netflix app, select Sign In.
  • Enter your Netflix email address and password and choose Continue.

or,

  • Launch the Netflix app on your tablet, computer, or smartphone.
  • Select a TV show or movie to watch and press Play.
  • Select the Cast icon in the corner of the screen.
  • Select your Chromecast with Google TV from the list of available devices.

Please note that you must sign in with the same Netflix account across all your devices for casting to work.

Also, you must set up your Chromecast with the Google Home app before you can start using it to watch Netflix. Here’s an article that walks you through that setup process.

How To Activate Netflix On Xbox

The following steps will help you activate Netflix on an Xbox gaming console. For this, you can use netflix.com/tv8 or netflix.com/activate (depending on what appears on your screen).

  • Download and install the Netflix app on your Xbox.
  • Launch the Netflix app.
  • Sign in using your Netflix account details.
  • If your Xbox displays an activation code, go to netflix.com/activate.
  • Sign in, then select a profile.
  • Enter the code in the Enter code field.
  • Click Activate.

How To Activate Netflix On PlayStation

This section teaches how to get Netflix on any PlayStation device (PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 3).

  • Go to the PlayStation Store and download the Netflix app.
  • Once the download completes, start the Netflix app.
  • Choose Sign in on the Netflix home screen.
  • Type in your Netflix email address and password.

If your PlayStation generates an activation code,

  1. Visit netflix.com/activate.
  2. Sign in, then select a profile.
  3. Enter the code in the Enter code field.
  4. Click Activate.

Please note that to get the Netflix app on your PlayStation, you must first sign in to your PlayStation Network account.

How To Cancel Your Netflix Subscrtiption

If you want to cancel your Netflix subscription, it depends on how you signed up for Netflix. Below, you will find out how to stop your Netflix subscription on different devices.

How To Cancel Netflix Using Web Browser

The easiest way to end your Netflix subscription is by using a web browser. You need the latest version of Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, or Mozilla Firefox.

  • Log in to your Netflix account and click your profile icon and then click Account.
  • On the My Account page, you should see your account information. For example, plan details, settings, and playback preferences.
  • Click Cancel Membership under Membership & Billing to cancel your membership.
  • Clicking Cancel Membership opens a confirmation page. Confirm that you want to end your subscription by clicking Finish Cancelation.

How To Cancel Netflix On An Android Device

Canceling your Netflix account on an Android device requires a web browser. Luckily, you can use the browser already installed on your smartphone or tablet.

  • Open the Netflxi app on your Andorid and tap the profile icon in the top right-hand side of your screen.
  • Tap Account and select the web browser you want to use to cancel your Netflix membership.
  • Once redirected to the Netflix website, sign in (if not already). Follow the steps under “How to Cancel Netflix using a Web Browser” to continue.

How To Cancel Netflix Using Google Play Store

If you signed up for Netflix through Google Play, you must cancel your subscription using the Google Play Store. Here’s what you need to do:

From an Android Device:

  • Open the Google Play Store
  • Select the menu button (three stacked lines on the left).
  • Choose Subscription.
  • Find the Netflix app in the list and then select Cancel.

From a Computer:

How To Cancel Netflix On An iOS Device

To cancel your Netflix Membership on an iPhone or iPad, open Safari or Chrome and follow the steps below:

  • Go to netflix.com and sign in.
  • Tap the three vertical lines in the upper right-hand corner and tap Account.
  • Scroll down and select the option to cancel your membership.
  • Confirm that you want to cancel your Netflix membership by tapping Finish Cancellation.

How To Cancel Netflix Using iTunes/Apple Store

If you signed up using iTunes, you could cancel Netflix by opening the Settings app on your iPhone/iPad. Tap on your Apple ID at the top, then tap Subscriptions. From here, find the Netflix subscription and cancel it.

How To Change My Netflix Plan

If you want to change your Netflix plan, you can do so using the instructions below:

  • Open your favorite web browser and go to netflix.com.
  • Sign in to your account and go to the Account page (see steps above).
  • There should be a blue Change Plan link, click the link to see the list of available plans.
  • Select the plan you want to subscribe to and click on Continue or Update.
  • Click on Confirm to save your choice.

Once you downgrade your Netflix plan, the new plan comes into effect on the next billing date. But, if you choose to upgrade your plan, the change takes effect right away, and you pay the new price on the next billing date.

How Is Netflix Different From Hulu?

Netflix has more content and unique content from around the world. But, Hulu tends to have recently aired on-demand content for a US audience. When deciding between Netflix and Hulu, it usually comes down to whether you want more content with Netflix or newer content with Hulu.

The Bottom Line

Netflix is an online streaming service that allows users that buy a subscription to watch movies and TV shows. You can activate Netflix on most devices using netflix.com/activate or netflix.com/tv8. 

Some devices do not need a Netflix code. Sign in with your Netflix email address and password for these devices to start streaming.

You can cancel or downgrade your Netflix Membership at any time. If you face problems when using Netflix, contact Netflix customer support. If you think the problem is because of your device manufacturer, contact your device manufacturer’s customer service. Thanks for reading on My Tech How To!

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