How does Netflix charge my account?

Netflix is a monthly service and will charge you every month on the date you sign up. Membership fees are billed at the beginning of each period and may take a few days after the billing date to appear on your account.

If you started your membership on a free trial, we will charge you the following month on the date your free trial ends.

If you would like to know your next billing date, recent purchases, charge or credit history you can visit the Billing History section on Your Account.

Questions About Billing

What's an authorization?

Authorizations are requests sent by Netflix to your financial institution to verify that your payment method works. These requests are not charges, but in some cases they may affect your available account balance.

Why does an authorization affect my available balance?

Netflix submits an authorization for a certain dollar amount, which can vary by region or by financial institution. This dollar amount temporarily affects your available balance, because your financial institution is checking to see if you have those funds available. 

Netflix does not actually collect this authorization amount, and the authorization will automatically drop off your account after a certain time. Check with your financial institution for details on how long it takes for them to release the funds.

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