Settings on Netflix

Your Netflix settings page is an easy way to change certain aspects of Netflix, including who you share what you’re watching with, the default language for your shows and movies and even the colour of text for subtitles. For parental controls, check out the Netflix Profiles tutorial.

To access settings on Netflix, go to, log in, click the drop-down menu next to your user name, and select Your Account

Here you can change your Netflix plan, cancel your membership, and even change your billing details, among other things. See a description of the most important settings below the screenshot.


Cancel membership – Immediately cancel your subscription to Netflix. You will get to continue watching Netflix until your month is up (i.e. your month is dependent on on the day you begin your Netflix membership, not on the actual date on the calendar).  See our How to Cancel your Netflix Account tutorial for more information.

Update email and password – Change the email associated with your Netflix account and change your password by clicking here.

Email preferences – Change the types of emails you get from Netflix. You can get emails on Netflix updates, new shows on Netflix, messages from friends, surveys, and email offers.  You can decide to subscribe to all, some or none of these types of emails.

Update Payment Method – Change how you choose to pay for your membership. Use another credit card or switch to PayPal.

View billing details – See which day of the month each month Netflix bills you for your membership, and how much you are billed


Change Plan – Change your streaming plan to one screen with standard definition, two screens with high definition, or four screens with high definition. Keep in mind that the latter two plans cost slightly more money, and you will be billed accordingly


Social settings – Decide where and with whom you share what you watch. If you’re logged into Netflix with Facebook, you can choose to share your Netflix activity on Facebook, so your Facebook friends can see what you're watching.

Language Preferences – Select the default languages that you want your movies and shows to play in. Note that not all movies are available in languages other than English.

Playback Settings – Choose whether or not to play the next episode automatically (for TV shows), and select how much data Netflix will use while you’re watching movies and shows. Note: the less data you use to stream, the lower the video quality you will receive.

Subtitle Appearance – Change the font, font colour, and outline of how the subtitles will appear when watching shows and movies.

Taste Preferences – Let Netflix know the types of movies and shows that you like to watch, and how often you like to watch them.  This will help Netflix give you recommendations for what you might want to watch next.

What You’ve Rated – When you watch a movie, you’re able to rate it.  The list of movies you’ve rated will be appear here.

Your Reviews – If you write a review on a movie or show, your review will show up here.

Viewing Activity – Shows you what you’ve watched and when you’ve watched it.

Activate a Device – Here you can enter a code that Netflix gives you, which will allow you to use Netflix on certain devices.

Sign out of all devices – Automatically sign out of Netflix on any devices that you’re logged into it with.

Manage Profiles – For more information on this, see our Netflix Profiles tutorial.


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