For some detractors of cryptocurrencies, the fact that they cannot be widely used as a means of payment is their main weak point. But that has changed over time, to the point where you can now subscribe to the world’s most used streaming service, Netflix, using only your cryptocurrencies.
This is possible thanks to Bitrefill, online service where you can buy more than 750 different gift cards distributed in more than 170 countries, for use on platforms such as Amazon, Ebay, Play Store, App Store or Netflix, among others. In addition, it offers the possibility to top up the phone with more than 900 operators. Cryptocurrencies are the only form of payment accepted by Bitrefill.
Bitrefill currently accepts payments in cryptocurrencies such as: Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum, Dogecoin and Dash. There is also the possibility of payment via the Lightning network Bitcoin and Litecoin. In the same way, you can use your Coinbase or LocalBitcoins balancewhich allows you to make a payment instantly and without commission.
Similarly, By registering for Bitrefill, we have a bitcoin wallet within the platform, and for blockchain and Lightning network transactions. However, this is completely optional, as we can use Bitrefill without the need for an account.
Can I use these cards in my country?
Bitrefill’s Netflix gift card service is only available in the United StatesHowever, If your monthly bill is in dollars, you can purchase and apply gift cards to your account without any problems and regardless of whether you are located outside the US.
Can I create an account with this card?
For now Netflix’s new gift card account creation service has been suspended for the US. However, it is enabled for some countries. So, if this option is available in your country, you can use this code when creating an account.
What you will learn
In this guide, we will show you how to top up your Netflix account with the platform’s own gift cards generated by Bitrefill. In addition, we will teach you how to get Netflix gift cards using Amazon, using your cryptocurrencies.
Generate a gift card with Bitrefill
The first thing will be to go to the official Bitrefill portal
Here, if you want to do a little research, you’ll find information about the gift cards Bitrefill offers you, along with the different services you can purchase.
To continue, we will select the Gift Cards option in the top menu, and then Download your gift cards.
Before proceeding, i If you are outside the United States, you will need to take the following additional step: First you have to select the option of change country, where you have to enter ‘USA’ and you will select it. In addition, we can choose the Netflix gift card option.
So with the country set to US, we’ll select the Entertainment category.
Here we will select the Netflix icon.
Now it’s time to choose the card amount to top up our Netflix account. But first, keep the following in mind: The cards you generate may or may not cover the monthly payment of your plan within the platformand if your card balance exceeds your monthly payment, the remaining balance will be deducted from your next month’s payment.
You can read more about how to use Netflix gift cards here
With the selected amount, we will be asked for an email to which the card code we generate will be sent.
The next thing will be to choose a payment method. Remember that you can have instant payments if you use Lightning Network Paymentsand also through Coinbase or LocalBitcoin, which apart from instant payments, are commission-free.
Since in our particular case we will be paying with bitcoin, we will be shown the destination address, its abstraction in a QR code and the amount to be sent. Remember that when sending a shipment, it must be in the correct amount, and in one transaction.
If you choose another payment method, it won’t change much, if it’s a Lightning Network payment, you’ll be shown a payment receipt. If, on the other hand, you choose to use LocalBitcoins or Coinbase, you will be asked to sign in to confirm your payment.
When you make a transaction, in case you use cryptocurrencies that require confirmations in their blockchain, such as Bitcoinyou will have to wait for the specified transaction to receive a certain number of confirmations provided by Bitrefillto guarantee payment.
What we have here is the gift card code that we just generated. A copy will be emailed to us.
Generate Amazon Gift Cards
It must be taken into account that Amazon does not accept cryptocurrencies as a means of payment, although we can generate gift cards specific to this platform, which will allow us to purchase Netflix cards.
The minimum amount for Netflix gift cards from Amazon is $25
There are two ways to buy Amazon cards, the first is through Bitrefill, following the steps described above, or using a Bitpay wallet, which offers this option to generate gift cards using bitcoin wallet balance.
In our case, we will quickly show you how you can generate Amazon gift cards through Bitrefill.
Let’s start by going to the Bitrefill Gift Card section again, and we’ll change the country to the US, in case we’re outside the United States. Later you will select the ECommerce category where you will have to select the Amazon icon.
Here we will select the amount for which the gift card will be generated.
The following steps are exactly the same as the ones you performed previously. At the end, you will receive a code that you will need to apply to your Amazon account from this link.
You just need to enter the code you generated and click on Apply Status.
With the balance in our account, let’s go to the next step.
Now we will go to following linkfrom where we can generate Netflix gift cards.
Here we will fill out the following form:
- Imported: Card status. You can also choose another amount between $25 and $200.
- For: The email that will receive the gift card.
- From (Your Name): This is the name that will appear on the card design. This reminder that it is a gift that we give, in certain cases.
- Message: The message will go to the design of the card.
- Amount: The number of cards we will generate.
- Date of delivery: The date on which it will be sent to the email we specified.
From here, you just need to select Add to Cart or Buy Now as the case may be and complete your purchase. Remember that at the end of the process, in the payment method, you must choose to cancel with your Amazon balance. All you have to do is wait for the card to be sent to the email you added.
Apply a Netflix gift card
At this point you already have your gift card, now it’s time to apply it. In our case, we will apply it to an already created accountwhere we will have to go to our account settings.
To do this, we will go to our main screen and select the Account option, as shown in the red box.
Now we will select Redeem Gift Card or Promo Code.
Here the only thing we will have to do is enter the code we received and click on Redeem.
As you can see, we have already successfully taken credit from the gift card. We now have two options: apply the balance directly to our account or apply it to a third party account. In our case, we will select Apply to my account.
This has already applied the balance to our Netflix account. To see your statement, you just have to go back to your account settings, but this time select Billing Information.
For starters, it’s surprising the way cryptocurrencies are gaining ground, it’s no longer just a secret means of payment, as it was once called in the case of the Silk Road. Now its acceptance is much higher, and now it is possible to subscribe to streaming services like Netflix, without any problems, right now — if you use the Lightning network — using only cryptocurrencies.
On the other hand, and this applies specifically to Bitrefill, if you need help, don’t hesitate to contact the support team. This is related to something that happened to us, because when we generated the card, we were sent the wrong code, and when we contacted support, they immediately solved the problem, which gives a person a sense of security. it’s time to use Bitrefill.
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