INTRO: Netflix is testing a new feature that allows its subscribers to ‘pause’ their membership for up to 10 months. As a part of the plan, Netflix will save all information associated with the ‘paused’ account for 10 months before deleting them permanently. Users can log-in to their account during this era to resume their service if they need. However, once the 10-month period lapses, they’re going to need to start from scratch.
Netflix has confirmed the new choice to NDTV Gadgets, saying that it’ll improve the experience for subscribers. “We’re always performing on new ways to enhance the Netflix experience. We experiment with these types of tests in different countries for different periods of time — and only make them broadly available if people find them useful”, the company said. The development was first reported by OnlyTech.
In essence, the new option works much an equivalent way as Netflix’s standard cancellation policy. That’s because the corporate continues to carry on to user-data for 10 months even when users choose the ‘cancel’ option. That being the case, Netflix may need to introduce the new choice to clarify its policy to users, letting them know that the corporate will hold on to their data for almost a year after they’ve stopped paying.
Talking about payments, hitting the ‘pause’ button will only stop the service at the top of the billing month, not immediately. So you’ll still stream your favorite movies, events, and documentaries till the top of the billing period. Which is just as well, because you paid for it already.