Netflix is constantly at the heart of the news. Between a new price increase in 2022, experiments concerning account sharing and the implementation of a subscription integrating advertising for less money , the American streaming service continues to make headlines. Don’t know which Netflix subscription to choose? Here is our comparison of offers by price.
What is certain is that with the proliferation of streaming services , it is necessary to choose your subscription level carefully according to your desires (films and series) and especially your wallet, as the monthly bill risks quickly climb. Fortunately, it is also possible to lower prices with a few tricks, Internet operators being fond of bundled offers with a subscription key. Note that while Netflix is the most popular streaming service on the market, it is also the most expensive. If you ever want to unsubscribe, go to this page .
What are the prices for Netflix subscriptions in September 2023?
Netflix currently offers four subscription offers for its service, all of which have distinct characteristics based on price positioning. It’s up to you to choose which option suits you:
What are the four Netflix plans?
Standard plan with advertising at €5.99/month
Newly appeared, the Stardard offer with Ad replaces the old Essential formula, this offer has been enhanced with a version including advertisements for a lower price, but in 1080p (Full HD). These advertisements generally appear before or during most Netflix films and series. 85% of the catalog is accessible via this Netflix formula.
Essential Plan at €8.99/month
The Essential package is the entry offer to have access to the service. For this price, you will of course be entitled to the entire catalog in 720p (HD). This is a package which is mainly aimed at people who don’t pay much attention to video quality or who consume VOD mainly on devices such as smartphones or tablets. The Essential package is also limited to a single screen at a time , so it is not suitable if you want to share your subscription with your family or friends and have them watch a thread or series at the same time as you.
Standard plan at €13.49/month
This is the intermediate Netflix subscription which offers a much more advantageous quality of service. For this price, you are entitled to image quality up to 1080p (Full HD) with the possibility of sharing your account with two screens simultaneously . A Netflix formula designed above all for families and couples. This formula also allows you to download your content and watch it offline later.
Premium plan at €17.99/month
Here is the premium Netflix plan. It is the most expensive, but also the most complete of the overall offer. For this price, you are entitled to the highest image quality, up to 4K , with support for HDR and Dolby Atmos for compatible content. This package is perfect for movie lovers who want the best possible quality (for streaming). This option is ideal for sharing with family and friends since it is possible to have up to four screens simultaneously with the same viewing quality.
The end of Netflix account sharing
Since the end of May 2023, it is theoretically no longer possible to share your Netflix account with third parties other than your immediate family or at least that of your “household”. This term put forward by the firm designates people living together in a home, identifiable via a single IP address. Once this household is defined and the people have their access to it, they can have the service from anywhere, whether at home, on the move or on vacation via the account transfer function and the management of access and devices.
A way for Netflix to better control the use of individual accounts and above all to charge access to an account by a third party at the rate of 5.99 euros (standard account) and 8.99 euros (essential account) per month and per additional person, regardless of subscription level. This option also gives rise to restrictions for the additional subscriber which we detail in the article below.
How to subscribe to Netflix?
If the prices are fixed from the official Netflix platform, there are still several ways to lower the bill, in particular through offers from Internet box operators .
If it was previously possible to take advantage of a 30-day trial period by subscribing to Netflix, this is unfortunately no longer the case today . On the other hand, it is entirely possible to have your subscription refunded within a period of 7 days. This is the legal right of withdrawal, but you still pay the first monthly payment. So remember to contact Netflix customer service before the first 7 days of your subscription if you are not satisfied.
To subscribe to the service, nothing could be simpler. Go to the official website and enter your email address. You can also go through this link which makes things even easier .
Netflix accepts payments via bank details, PayPal or gift code if you have one.