Spotify is a popular choice of music platform for Windows fans, not least because Microsoft recommended and made it easy to move to it when Groove shut down. But not all good things last, and if you're looking to cancel your Spotify Premium subscription, either to move to another service or to just drop back down to the free tier, here's how to do it.
How to cancel on PC, Mac or Android
Spotify Premium isn't difficult to cancel, but it's also not an immediately obvious process. You can't interact with your account settings inside the app, so you need to go to a web browser on your PC, Mac or smartphone.
- Go to Spotify in your browser and log in.
- Click Profile in the top right.
- In the menu, click Subscription.
Click Change or Cancel.
Click Cancel Premium.
Confirm your cancellation by clicking Yes, Cancel.
You will be able to enjoy the benefits of Premium until the end of your current subscription period, that is, right up until your next payment was due.
Once you cancel, your account won't be deleted, you'll simply be moved down to the free tier of Spotify. Here you'll hear ads and can only listen in shuffle mode, but you'll still have access to your own account and the Spotify library.
How to cancel from iTunes on iPhone or iPad
If you subscribed to Spotify Premium using your iPhone or iPad through the App Store then you'll need to cancel the subscription on your device. This is just down to how Apple handles subscriptions through in-app purchases.
Here's what you need to do.
- Open the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.
- Choose iTunes & App Store.
Tap on your Apple ID.
- Next, View Apple ID when the it appears.
- Enter your Apple ID password or Touch/Face ID when prompted.
Tap on Subscriptions.
- Find your Spotify subscription.
- Tap Cancel Subscription.
- Tap Confirm when prompted to confirm that you want to cancel your subscription.
As with a direct cancellation or any other App Store cancellation, your Premium term will run until your next renewal date. Once again, you'll retain access to your account and the Spotify library, but on the free tier instead.
Great affordable accessories for Spotify free or Premium
Whether you enjoy your Spotify music on the free or Premium tiers, some great headphones will always make a difference. These are some of our favorite affordable accessories for jamming to some Spotify tunes — or any other music service for that matter!
COWIN E7 PRO ($90 at Amazon)
COWIN's E7 Pro delivers active noise canceling on a budget. They're lined with well-cushioned earpads for a comfortable and great-sounding experience.
Anker SoundCore 2 ($40 at Amazon)
The Anker SoundCore 2 offers punchy mobile audio, boasting impressive audio quality over Bluetooth and 3.5mm connectors with a promised 24-hour battery life.
HiFiMan RE-400 ($39 at Amazon)
The RE-400s offer a comfortable fit and a neutral soundstage that makes them stand out from a lot of other similarly priced headphones.
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