How to Change Your Netflix Plan

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January 25, 2024

Streaming services always provide various tiers of subscription plans or update their current plans to remain competitive and appealing to users. As an example, Netflix now allows all subscribers, including those on the Standard with ads plan, to use the download feature. As new features are added to different plans, you may find another plan more attractive. In such cases, you can follow this step-by-step guide on how to change your Netflix plan.


What are Netflix’s policies of changing plans?

Netflix subscribers can switch to another plan at any time.

If you upgrade to a higher-priced plan, it takes effect immediately and you can enjoy all the added benefits right away. Your billing date will also be changed based on the remaining balance of your last payment.

However, if you change to a lower-priced plan, you will have to wait until your next billing date to start the new plan. During this period, you can still enjoy the features of the higher-priced plan.

What are Netflix plans, pricing, and features?

Currently, Netflix is offering three subscription plans with the prices and main features below:

1. Standard with ads – $6.99 / month

  • Ad-supported
  • Watch in Full HD
  • Watch on 2 devices at a time
  • Download on 2 devices at a time

2. Standard (ad-free) – $15.49 / month

  • Ad-free
  • Watch in Full HD
  • Watch on 2 devices at a time
  • Download on 2 devices at a time
  • Option to add 1 extra member 

3. Premium (ad-free): $22.99 / month

  • Ad-free
  • Watch in Ultra HD and spatial audio
  • Watch on 4 devices at a time
  • Download on 6 devices at a time
  • Option to add 2 extra member 

How to change your Netflix plan?

To change your current plan to a different one, you can follow these steps:

  1. Sign in to your Netflix account with a web browser on your PC or Mac.
  2. Hover your cursor over your profile icon in the upper right corner and select “Account” on the drop-down menu.
sign into netflix

  1. On the Account page, find Plan Details and select Change Plan. You can see your current plan in the same section.
change plan on netflix

  1. Choose the plan you want to change to, then select Continue.
choose another netfix plan

  1. Select Confirm Change.
confirm change

Your Netflix plan will be changed. Please note that when upgrading to a higher-priced Netflix plan, the change takes effect immediately, granting you access to all the additional features right away. As Netflix works on a prepaid system, your billing date will change based on the remaining balance of your last payment.

On the other hand, if you choose to switch to a lower-priced plan, the change will take effect on your next billing date. Before that, you can continue to use the features of the higher-priced plan until.

Bonus: How to download and save your favorite Netflix titles?

Netflix allows users to download TV shows and movies through the Netflix app. However, the downloads can only be played within the app, and once the subscription ends, you will lose access to these downloads.

If you want to keep the Netflix downloads forever, try converting the movies and shows into MP4 with Pazu Netflix Video Downloader. This powerful desktop program enables Netflix users to download Netflix videos without the Netflix app. It can bypass the DRM from Netflix and download movies and TV shows to MP4 and MKV in high quality as 1080p. The tool features a fast download speed, with subtitles and audio tracks kept 100% the same as the original video.

With Pazu Netflix Video Downloader, you can easily transfer the downloaded files to any compatible device of your choice. This means that even after canceling a Netflix subscription, you can still access and watch your favorite Netflix titles offline.

Netflix video downloader

Netflix Video Downloader

Download Netflix movies & TV shows to MP4 with HD quality. 

  • Download movies & TV shows from Netflix.
  • Download videos in 1080P.
  • Preserve audio tracks and subtitles.
  • Fast downloading speed.

Step 1. Launch Pazu Netflix Video Downloader

Download, install, and launch Pazu Netflix Video Downloader on your Mac or Windows. Log in to your Netflix account.

Click the key icon and enter your registration code to unlock the full version of the downloader if you have purchased a registration. If you haven’t, go ahead with the free trial version.

Netflix video downloader

Step 2. Add Netflix movies/TV shows

Search for a show or movie you want to download from Netflix.

add movies or shows

Step 3. Choose video format/quality

Click the gear icon on the top right corner to choose the video formats and settings such as:

  • Video format: MP4 or MKV
  • Video codec: H264 or H265
  • Audio language: English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Chinese
  • Subtitle language: English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Chinese
video settings

Step 4. Start to Download Netflix videos

Click the Download icon on the right side of the title you want to download.

As you can see from the screenshot, all episodes are checked by default. Uncheck the episodes you don’t want to download if there are any.

select episodes

You can also click the three lines and gear icon to choose audio/subtitle languages for each episode. To close the window, click the OK button.

episode settings

Click the Download button on the bottom right corner. The downloading begins.

download netflix videos

After downloading, click History and find the video in MP4 format. You can now transfer the downloaded videos and watch them whenever you want.