Authorizations, Charges and Payment History on Your Netflix Account
Your billing history lists all Netflix purchases, charges and credits.
Have questions about Netflix billing? Here are some frequently asked questions that may help.
What's an authorization?
Authorizations are inquiries sent by Netflix to a financial institution to verify a payment method is valid. They are not charges and will not be collected, however they may temporarily reduce an available checking account balance or available credit at the financial institution’s discretion.
Why does an authorization reduce my available balance?
When an authorization is submitted, your financial institution may reduce the available balance or credit limit by the authorization amount. When we authorize your payment method, we immediately request it be released - but it may take your bank or credit card company time to process the release. Check with your financial institution about their release process and how long they take to release the authorization.
Why do I see a charge during my free trial or gift subscription?
Though a payment method may be authorized to grant a free trial, you will not be charged nor will we collect a monthly subscription fee as long as you cancel prior to the end of your free trial. If you have changed your payment method during a free trial or gift subscription, we must verify it is valid by submitting an authorization.
What happens when my free trial is over?
Unless you cancel your membership before the free trial is over, you will become a paying member of Netflix. The method of payment you used to start your account will be charged to ensure you can continue enjoying streaming movies.
When will I get billed? Can I change my billing date?
You will be billed monthly beginning one month after the start of your service.
- To find out your current billing date, view your Billing Details.
- To change your billing date, cancel Netflix and rejoin on the date you prefer.
There was a problem with my credit card, but now it's okay. How do I use it again for Netflix?
Once you know everything is okay with that credit card, simply update your Payment Method to use it again.