How Much Does Netflix Cost?

By Corbin HartwickUpdated on January 20, 2018

Cost of Netflix Basic Plan

A basic monthly subscription to Netflix costs $7.99 per month. This will allow you to watch Netflix on one screen at a time in Standard Definition video quality. If you’re looking for higher video quality, or to watch Netflix on multiple screens at once, premium subscriptions are available for $9.99 and $11.99 per month.

Premium Monthly Subscriptions

There are two options that offer higher quality video feeds and allow Netflix to be used by multiple people simultaneously on the same account:

  • $9.99/month – Watch Netflix on two screens at a time. High Definition is available for this option, but Ultra High Definition is not.
  • $11.99/month – Watch Netflix on four screens at a time. Both High Definition and Ultra High Definition video quality are available.

Being able to watch on multiple screens at once is great if you have a family that will also be using Netflix – or you can split the bill with a friend and share your subscription with them.

The amount is billed directly to your credit card and you are able to cancel your subscription at any time.

1-Month Free Trial

Not sure if Netflix is right for you? No problem. With Netflix’s one-month free trial you can use it as much as you like for one month and see if it’s a service you’d like to continue with.

For a free trial, you’ll still need to enter your credit card information, but you will not be billed for the free month. Afterwards, you can do nothing to continue on with a paid monthly subscription, or cancel it so that your credit card does not get billed.

NOTE: If you do not cancel your free trial before going into a new month, Netflix will charge you $7.99 for the new month that is no longer a part of your free trial.

Watch Your Internet Data Bill

While Netflix is cheap, your Internet provider may not be. Check with your provider to see how much allotted data you have per month.

Video streaming can use up a lot of data, so make sure you regularly review your usage online to confirm that you haven’t gone over your monthly data limit. If you do end up going over, your Internet provider will charge you extra on your next monthly bill.

For more information about Netflix and data usage, check out our Netflix Data Usage tutorial.

Is Netflix Worth It?

When used appropriately (read: not using more than your monthly data allotment from your Internet service provider), Netflix is a great solution for getting rid of cable bills and enjoying on-the-go streaming.