If you haven’t used your friends, ex's or grandparents Netflix account recently you might want to start. Netflix has announced it will start to automatically cancel accounts that have been inactive for a year or longer. Inactive users will receive a notification letter beforehand asking if they want to continue their subscription, if they receive no reply the account will deactivate. If users want to reopen their account they can and Netflix will retain their viewing history and preferences.
In a blog post on Netflix’s website product innovation director Eddy Wu posted, “You know that sinking feeling when you realise you signed up for something but haven’t used it in ages? At Netflix, the last thing we want is people paying for something they’re not using.”