Netflix will start canceling inactive memberships6
More specifically, members who haven't used Netflix for a year, or have stopped watching for more than two years will be getting emails or in-app notifications, starting this week.
If users don't confirm that they want to keep their Netflix subscription, it will be automatically cancelled. Of course, re-enabling a membership it is as easy as always. Reactivating an account within 10 months restores previous profiles, favorites and user preferences for convenience.
Netflix notes that inactive users account for a miniscule less than half of one percent of its overall user base, which the company says are "only" a few hundred thousand accounts.
The streaming service giant has seen a significant increase in subscribers since the coronavirus pandemic started, as families expectedly turned to online entertainment, with a reported 47% increase in new sign-ups, while competing streaming services (except for Apple TV+) have gotten even better results. Disney+ saw a staggering 300% increase in new subscribers, while HBO Now saw 90%.
A few weeks back we published a list of 8 hilarious Netflix stand-up comedy specials to see during isolation, including specials from legendary comedians Dave Chappelle, Norm Macdonald, Brian Regan and Bill Burr. Since then, Netflix has also gotten a new comedy special from Patton Oswalt, also well worth watching.