How to Get a Netflix Account

By Curt Lanning

So you have decided that you would like to rent DVDs from the popular website Netflix? How do you do that though? Is it a simple phone call that needs to be made? Do you have to chat with somebody over the web to get started? Just relax, and this article will get you renting DVDs from Netflix in no time.

Things You'll Need

  • Computer with Internet access
  • Credit card/debit card/checking account
  • Mailing address

Step 1

Navigate to "https://www.netflix.com/Login". Click on the "Not a member? Click here" link at the bottom of the page.

Step 2

Enter in your email address and a password, then click "Continue".

Step 3

Select what plan you want. The plans all have different options for getting the number of movies you desire. The prices as of December 2009, range from $4.99 to $16.99 a month. After you select your price, click "Continue".

Step 4

Enter in all the required information such as your address, phone number, name, city, state and zip code, and click "Continue".

Step 5

Locate your credit card, debit card or checking account number and enter it in to the boxes to set up your payment options. This is the final step, so click "Finish" and your Netflix account will be ready.

Tips & Warnings

  • As of December 2009, NetFlix currently offers a two-week free trial in which if you are not satisfied you can cancel your account before your card is charged. If you are satisfied and wish to keep your account, you can expect NetFlix to take its fee out of your balance on the 20th of every month.
  • Make sure you keep your DVD queue has at least six DVDs in it so that you will keep receiving your DVDs on a regular basis. If your queue runs out, NetFlix will not be able to send you anything, as you will not have anything on your list, and you will be paying for nothing.