How to Cancel Your Spotify Premium Subscription

Cancelling Spotify
Cancelling Spotify

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A no-nonsense guide to getting rid of your Spotify Premium subscription.

When you realize you don’t fully utilize its features, it’s natural to want to cancel your Spotify subscription instead of paying for something you don’t use.

However, like many services, how you can cancel the subscription is hidden under the settings, making it confusing for users.

To solve this dilemma, here’s a step-by-step guide on how to cancel Spotify Premium, with bonus discussions on what to expect right after, so read on!

How to Cancel Spotify Premium

Whether you’re using a mobile device or desktop computer, you’ll be redirected to the Spotify website when canceling your Premium account. So, it’s best to just go straight to it.

Follow these steps to cancel your subscription:

The same steps also apply when canceling or leaving a Spotify Premium Family or Duo Plan.
  1. Log in to Spotify’s website and head to your Account settings by clicking your profile icon at the top-right corner of the screen.

    Click on Account.
    Click on Account.
  2. Select Change Plan under Manage Your Plan.

    Select Change Plan.
    Select Change Plan.
  3. Scroll down and click on the Cancel Premium button and confirm your unsubscription.

    Click on the Cancel Premium button.
    Click on the Cancel Premium button.
To cancel any free Spotify Premium you got from third-party carriers like AT&T or Verizon, visit their website or app, locate Spotify in the services menu, and cancel the subscription. For assistance with third-party app cancellations, use Spotify’s cancellation form.

What Happens When Spotify Premium Ends?

When you cancel your Spotify Premium, your benefits will still be accessible until the last day of your billing cycle. Once that passes, you’ll be downgraded to Spotify Free, which has fewer benefits compared to the paid Premium plan.

The first major difference is the inability to select your music via the mobile app with only 6 skips per hour. You’ll also get ad interruptions and lose access to offline listening once your Premium benefits run out.

However, you will still keep the data and information that are tied to your account including:

If you miss the Spotify Premium features after unsubscribing, you may renew your subscription by following the same instructions as if you were signing up for the first time.

💬 Conversation: 13 comments

  1. I want to cancel my subscription.So don’t you dare to take money out of my account. I NEED IT TO MY DOCTOR BILLS .

    1. This depends on your priorities and personal preferences. For example, if you wish to go for something similarly popular as Spotify but with better audio quality, streaming services like Apple Music can be a good choice.

      Explore the guide about the best music streaming services for more details.

    1. To delete a Spotify account, log in, go to the Account page on the website, then click on Help > Account & Profile > I want to close my Spotify account permanently, and follow the link to close the account and the prompts to confirm deletion.

      For detailed instructions, check our guide on how to delete Spotify account.

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