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newagemac
Jul 31, 2012, 07:25 PM
Has anyone switched from Netflix billing to iTunes billing for Netflix on the Apple TV? Is that even possible and if so do you lose your Netflix account with all of its history, queue, etc.?

I was just wondering because I'm planning on signing up for Hulu Plus through the Apple TV and figured now would be a good time to switch my Netflix over to iTunes billing as well.



dlegend
Jul 31, 2012, 08:34 PM
I haven't yet, but thought about it since you can find itunes cards at a discount.

cerote
Jul 31, 2012, 09:15 PM
Didn't even know they had the option do do the billing through itunes. I always had subscriptions to both services before.

quebec
Jul 31, 2012, 09:36 PM
Yes, it's easy. Log on to the Netflix website, close your account. (Don't worry, you won't lose anything.) It will tell you that your account will continue to be available as usual until the next billing date. After that date, access Netflix (must do this at the :apple:TV) and you will be able to reactivate your same account (same user ID, password) and then you will be billed through iTunes. I think your Netflix ID (email) must be the same as your Apple ID, but I may be mistaken.

newagemac
Aug 1, 2012, 10:35 AM
Thanks for that! I will be following your instructions soon.

donrsd
Aug 1, 2012, 01:39 PM
Yes, it's easy. Log on to the Netflix website, close your account. (Don't worry, you won't lose anything.) It will tell you that your account will continue to be available as usual until the next billing date. After that date, access Netflix (must do this at the :apple:TV) and you will be able to reactivate your same account (same user ID, password) and then you will be billed through iTunes. I think your Netflix ID (email) must be the same as your Apple ID, but I may be mistaken.

thanks!

is there any reason to be billed thru itunes and not via paypal from netflix?

mikepro
Aug 1, 2012, 02:40 PM
thanks!

is there any reason to be billed thru itunes and not via paypal from netflix?

To screw Netflix over, and give Apple a 30% cut? Plus, you can often find iTunes gift cards at a 20% discount.

newagemac
Aug 1, 2012, 03:10 PM
thanks!

is there any reason to be billed thru itunes and not via paypal from netflix?

I'm doing it because I like to consolidate as much of my billing as possible. Less people/companies to deal with, less hassle, and less risk.

hokiepokie07
Aug 1, 2012, 04:20 PM
To screw Netflix over, and give Apple a 30% cut? Plus, you can often find iTunes gift cards at a 20% discount.

Where can you find these?

mikepro
Aug 1, 2012, 06:08 PM
Where can you find these?

Usually online at Bestbuy or Walmart .com. Just watch the forums, someone will usually post when they happen.

Rigby
Aug 1, 2012, 07:27 PM
You can currently get $100 worth of iTunes giftcards for $80 at Officemax stores:

http://slickdeals.net/f/4950998-iTunes-Giftcards-80-for-100-20-off-Face-Value-at-OfficeMax-B-M

burhocky
Oct 9, 2012, 08:55 PM
Has anyone tried this with Hulu Plus as well?

JTravers
Dec 19, 2013, 12:01 AM
Sorry to bump an old thread, but I wanted to post that quebec's instructions do work. As stated, you have to make sure your Netflix account is closed first before signing into your account on the Apple TV. I don't think your Netflix email address has to match your iTunes email, but I could be mistaken about that.