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Netflix Is Cancelling All Inactive Accounts And It’s A Good Thing

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Do you have a Netflix account you haven’t used in a year? I mean, how does that even happen?

Netflix is going to start cancelling inactive accounts, and I most definitely am NOT on that list.

We use Netflix about two hours a day at our house.

No, don’t think I’m practicing good parenting. The other hours in the day are taken up by Disney+ and Hulu, Mommy being the worst offender of having the TV running.

Courtesy of Disney

Can you believe, there are SOME people who pay for a monthly Netflix account, but they haven’t used it in over a year. *Wide Eye Emoji

Netflix is finally doing something to help these people who are paying every month, but might not even realize they still have an account.

You know that sinking feeling when you realize you signed up for something but haven’t used it in ages? At Netflix, the last thing we want is people paying for something they’re not using.


This is actually pretty awesome of the streaming network. Instead of continuing to pull a profit out of accounts that aren’t been used, they are just cancelling the inactive accounts.

This is a few hundred thousand accounts, and although that only constitutes about 1% of Netflix subscribers, that is still a hefty chunk of change that they could just quietly continue to let float into their account.

If your account is going to be cancelled due to inactivity — First of all, you’re weird. Netflix and Chill is a thing. — you will be notified, and you will have the opportunity to keep your account.

As long as you pick back up within the next 10 months, your account details will be saved, so you can just go back as if nothing happened.

If you need a reason to watch Netflix, we have plenty of ideas for you. Thirteen Reasons Why is in its last season, Dead To Me season 2 has finally started, and Working Moms season 4 is here.

Courtesy of Netflix

Also, don’t forget Space Force is coming! I’m so stinking excited about this!

Courtesy of Netflix

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