Why Thousands of Netflix Users Are Canceling, and How to Quit

You can cancel your Netflix account on a computer or mobile device.
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Streaming video giant Netflix recently shocked the entertainment industry by reporting the loss of 200,000 subscribers in the first quarter of 2022. The company had previously projected an increase of 2.5 million subscribers for that period.Why are so many users leaving Netflix? The decline of COVID-19 pandemic restrictions is one big reason — folks formerly limited to streaming video at home now have more entertainment options available such as eating out, attending concerts or watching movies in theaters.Inflation isn’t helping Netflix either. The high cost of …