Millions of Netflix fans could use simple tricks to cut their bills to save money

YOU accidentally pay too much for Netflix — and that’s not ideal.

Thankfully, it’s really easy to see if you’re overpaying for a Netflix account.

There are currently four Netflix plans available


There are currently four Netflix plans availablePhoto credit: Netflix

It’s a great time to do so as the cost of living is skyrocketing and the holiday shopping season is really upon us.

Netflix offers four different plans: Basic With Ads, Basic, Standard, and Premium.

You need to understand them fully to save a bit of money – since they each have their own prices and perks.

For the Simply with advertising pay £4.99/$6.99 per month.

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You get relatively low-resolution 480p video quality and the ability to view Netflix at any time on a single device.

But you have to endure ads and can’t download content for offline viewing.

When it comes to them basic pay £6.99/$9.99 per month.

This is the same as Basic With Ads, but you get a completely ad-free experience.

And you can download to one supported device at a time.

When upgrading to the default pay a higher monthly fee of £10.99/$15.49.

Now you get Full HD 1080p footage and the option to watch or download Netflix content on two devices simultaneously.

Finally there is bonus Plan which is available at a whopping £15.99 / $19.99 per month.

It’s the most luxurious plan that gives you the best video quality currently available on Netflix: 4K Ultra HD resolution.

You also get HDR (or High Dynamic Range), which offers better contrast and a wider range of colors.

Plus, you can watch and download on four different devices at the same time.

Are you paying too much for Netflix?

To save money, you need to figure out if you have the right plan.

If you enjoy watching ads, you can save a lot of money every month.

And if you only watch TV on a small iPhone screen via the app, you will probably be completely satisfied with the 480p resolution.

If you don’t have a 4K TV and never use more than two devices at a time, don’t pay premium when standard will do.

And your internet might not be fast enough to stream 4K anyway. Netflix recommends a download speed of at least 25 Mbps.

To check this, go to Netflix and search for “test patterns”.

Play one and look for “3840 x 2160” in the upper-right corner: that means you’re getting full 4K.

It’s also possible that even with a high-resolution laptop screen, you won’t get the best quality.

Some browsers do not support streaming above 720p for Netflix.

For example, you cannot stream 4K Netflix on Google Chrome even if you have a 4K laptop.

As such, you might be better off with a Standard or even a Basic plan.

Also, keep in mind that while it’s not legal to share your Netflix account outside of your household, it’s okay to use the same login inside a home.

So don’t feel compelled to have multiple Netflix accounts in a single house when you could all split the bill.

You can change your subscription level at any time by logging into the Netflix website.

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