I had asked and was promised that I would be getting an email letting me know 1 week before that the renewal period was approaching. No email ever came of course.
Might seem small, but doing these kinds of tactics on a large scale, with tens of millions of users - they know the recurring rate will be higher, and many people will keep getting billed without remembering or realizing, even if it's for 3+ months. It's dishonest.
There are other minute details I've not written out because I don't care to put the energy into it.
Thank you Netflix for releasing core components that would take a lot of my team's resources to replicate!