How does Netflix charge my account?

Netflix is a monthly service and will charge you every month on the date you signed up. If your billing date is scheduled for a date that does not occur in a given month, you'll be billed on the last day of that month instead. Monthly charges are billed at the beginning of your billing cycle and may take a few days after the billing date to appear on your account.

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.

Will I be charged any other fees?

Netflix only charges the monthly subscription fee, which may or may not include local tax depending on your location. Some financial institutions add additional transaction fees for foreign transactions. These fees are charged by your bank, so if you have questions, please contact them directly.