We navigate the winding road of canceling Spotify Premium and the problems that might come after.
Spotify is a widely popular streaming platform that dominates the global market. However, with controversies like Justice at Spotify and the array of information that flooded in from the Joe Rogan podcast, more users are looking for ways to cancel their Premium subscription.
You guessed it right: like every other subscription-based service, Spotify makes unsubscribing a little more difficult than it should be. In fact, there’s no way to cancel your subscription from the app itself (be it on desktop or mobile).
But fret not! In this article, we’re going to show you how to cancel Spotify Premium quickly. We’ll also answer some commonly asked questions on canceling Spotify Premium. Let’s get right into it.
How to Cancel Spotify Premium
If you signed up for the Spotify Premium subscription through the app or website, you can follow these steps to cancel your subscription:
- Log in to Spotify’s website and head to your Account settings.
- In the account overview section, scroll down until you find the ‘Your Plan’ section.
- Click on ‘Change Plan’
- Scroll down and click on the ‘Cancel Premium’ button and confirm your unsubscription.
How to Cancel Spotify Premium via Third Party Services
Some mobile carriers like AT&T and Verizon offer free Spotify Premium access for their users – but only for a limited time. It’s a no-cost, reasonable way to get to first try out all the features on Spotify.
If you subscribed to Spotify Premium through a third-party service like them, you’ll have to unsubscribe from that particular service. The exact process to unsubscribe depends on the third-party service, but generally, you can follow these steps:
- Log in to your carrier’s website or the third-party app you signed up from.
- Look for an add-on or streaming services menu (might be different for each app).
- Find the Spotify entry, and proceed to cancel the subscription.
- Consult your carrier’s customer service if you encounter problems.
Common Questions When Canceling Spotify Premium: Answered
Subscription-based products like Spotify Premium are often tricky when it comes to what happens once you stop paying for them.
Here are the most common questions that Spotify users have about canceling their Premium subscription:
- How do I delete my Spotify Premium account?
- How can I leave a Spotify Family Plan?
- Does canceling Spotify Premium stop the benefits immediately?
- Can I cancel Spotify Premium after the free trial?
- What happens when Spotify Premium ends?
- After canceling Spotify Premium, what music service should I use?
How do I delete my Spotify Premium account?
To delete your Spotify account, you’ll have to wait until you’re downgraded to a Free plan by canceling your Premium subscription first. If you’ve canceled it already, wait until your benefits expire. Once you’re downgraded to a free plan, here’s how you can permanently delete your Spotify account:
- Log in to your Spotify account from the browser and go to the Spotify support page.
- Click Close your account under the Don’t have Premium? section.
- Click Send message.
- Request for account deletion through customer service.
How can I leave a Spotify Family Plan?
If you’re looking to leave a Spotify Premium Family plan, here are the steps you need to follow:
- Log in to your account page, and go to Account settings.
- Under Your plan, click Change plan
- Select CANCEL PREMIUM under Spotify Free.
When you leave the Spotify Family Plan, your subscription will automatically revert to the Free plan; you can then choose to remain on the Free plan or subscribe to your own Premium individual plan here. The same steps also apply if you wish to leave Spotify Duo.
Does canceling Spotify Premium stop the benefits immediately?
After canceling your Premium, you can still enjoy your benefits until your next billing date. Once you’ve gone past your billing date, only then will you be downgraded to a Free plan.
Can I cancel Spotify Premium after the free trial?
Spotify offers various Premium free trials, including the 3-months free program that you can use with the PayPal payment method. But if you don’t want to proceed with a paid subscription, you can cancel it anytime you want.
What happens when Spotify Premium ends?
If you’ve paid for Spotify for a while, it may be difficult to remember the difference between Spotify Free and Premium. But as you might have guessed, Spotify Free will have 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 data and information that are tied to your account including:
- Spotify Wrapped
- Liked songs
After canceling Spotify Premium, what music service should I use?
Most popular streaming services cost about $9.99/mo., so the choice is highly dependent on your personal taste. However, our top contender for the all-around best music streaming platform is Apple Music – here’s why:
Apple Music is available in 160+ countries worldwide, with an excellent audio quality that supports up to high-resolution lossless audio at 24-bit/192 kHz. Apple has also curated 90 million+ songs and 30,000 playlists for its users. There’s no free plan available, but you can get a 3-months free trial when you sign up, so you have plenty of time to get used to the environment.
Spotify Premium is, undoubtedly, an all-round satisfactory choice for a music streaming subscription, but there are also many other alternatives in the market that offer similar value with much less controversy around the company.
Nevertheless, whether you’re choosing to look away from Spotify due to the recent turn of events or just wish to give other music streaming services a chance, we hope this guide will help you in canceling your Spotify Premium the right way.
So, did you want to leave Spotify because of the controversies or did you find other streaming platforms that suit you better? Let us know in the comments.