How to Use a Prepaid Card for Netflix

by Sara Hickman ; Updated September 22, 2017

Neflix is a service that delivers DVDs through the mail to your home and allows you to stream movies through the Internet. You can cancel the service at any time as your credit card is charged each month. One way you can pay for Netflix is by using a prepaid card from a major credit card company such as American Express, Visa or MasterCard. You must give this information to Netflix upon subscribing or when you update your credit card information on your account.

Prepaid Card at Subscription

Visit Netflix.com. Click "Not a member" under the log in information.

Complete the required fields such as email and password. Click "Continue."

Complete the payment information. Choose "Credit Card" and fill in the fields with the information from the front of the card. A prepaid card works just like a credit card, but instead of paying the bill in the future, you add the money immediately. The security number you need is on the back of the card.

Verify the information and utilize your Netflix account.

Update Information with Prepaid Card

Log into your Netflix account with your email address and password.

Click "Your Account & Help" in the top right corner of the Netflix homepage.

Click "Update" under your current credit card information.

Choose "Credit Card" and the type of prepaid credit card you have.

Type the number from the front of the card into the "card number" box. Enter the zip code and expiration date from the front of the card. Finally type the security number from the back. Click "Update Card Information" to confirm the changes.

Tip

  • Be sure to add enough money each month to cover your Netflix payment. If the money is not there, your subscription will be suspended.

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Sara Hickman owns a preschool science-based entertainment business in the Greater Cincinnati area. She has a bachelor's degree in communication and psychology from the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point.