Although we assure you that it’s safe to do, we understand that not everyone will feel comfortable entering their credit card information into a website like Netflix. Some people may not even have a credit card at all, if they do not prefer the style of buying that it involves. Fortunately, there are a few ways to sign up for Netflix without inputting your credit card details. The most common one involves using the online transaction service PayPal. However, you can also use Netflix gift cards and subscriptions, or even your iTunes account in some circumstances.
Now, we’ll walk you through the steps to set up payment for your Netflix membership using your PayPal account.
To pay for Netflix with PayPal
Go to www.netflix.com in your web browser.
Click Start Your Free Month.
We’ll split the next screen into two parts. First, click on the type of subscription that you want for Netflix. (See our How Much does Netflix Cost article for a comparison of the different types of subscriptions.)
Next, scroll down the screen and click in the box labelled “Email Address”, and type in your email address. Then, click in the box labelled “Choose a Password” and type in a password (it can be between 4 and 60 characters long, and will appear as bullet points to protect its secrecy from onlookers). You can also click the check box here if you don’t want Netflix emailing you with special offers. Then click Register.
Now, when asked for your payment details, click PayPal instead of Credit Card. Then, click Continue to PayPal.
Log into your PayPal account by clicking the box labelled “Email” and typing in your email address, then clicking the box labelled “Password” and typing in your account password, and then clicking Log In.
On the next screen, click Agree and Continue.
We will again split the next screen into two parts. First, you will be asked again to choose which type of Netflix subscription you prefer. Click on an option to select it.
Next, scroll down the screen and click the check box to confirm that you are over 18 and agree to Netflix’s rules. Then click Start Membership.
There! You are now signed up for Netflix, and will pay for it by using PayPal instead of a credit card!
How to get a Netflix trial without a credit card
If someone has let you try out Netflix with a gift card or gift subscription, you don’t need to enter your credit card details to enjoy Netflix. You can watch for as long as the amount of money on the card or subscription lasts.
To get a Netflix trial without a credit card, simply go to www.netflix.com/gift in your web browser. Then, simply click in the empty box that appears and type in your gift card or gift subscription code, and click Redeem.
If you aren’t signed into a Netflix account when you enter this code, you will be prompted to either log in or create a new account. If you create a new account in this manner, you only have to enter your email address and mailing code, and pick a password. No billing details required!
How to pay for Netflix with your iTunes account
If you watch Netflix on your Apple TV digital media player, then you can use your iTunes account to pay for Netflix. This includes any credit that you have on your iTunes account from iTunes gift cards. Although, you still have to enter your billing information to set up an iTunes account, so that usually involves inputting your credit card details anyway. However, you can pay for your iTunes account with PayPal instead, just as you can for your Netflix account.
Anyway, those are some ways to enjoy Netflix without needing to input your credit card details!