How To Cancel Spotify Premium

Posted by Jamie on June 14, 2017

There is no doubt that Spotify and streaming services like it have changed the music industry forever. Some say for the better while others say the opposite. Whatever your opinion, it is the way the industry is going and it doesn’t seem to be stopping anytime soon. However, if you’re over Spotify and want to move on, here’s how to cancel Spotify Premium.

Spotify Premium is a paid-for service that costs $9.99 a month. In exchange for your money, it offers the ability to play any song in the catalog, download it to your device and listen offline, a full ad-free experience and higher definition sound. If you stream a lot of music, it is definitely a platform worth trying.

It isn’t the only one out there though. If you want a break or want to try one of the many competing music streaming services, first you will want to stop your Spotify subscription.

Cancel Spotify Premium

The cancellation process is refreshingly straightforward.

  1. Log into your Spotify account page.
  2. Select Subscription from the left menu.
  3. Select Change or Cancel.
  4. Select Cancel Premium.
  5. Confirm your choice.

You will retain access to Spotify Premium until your paid-for period expires. Then you will return to being a free member again until you get tired of the ads and subscribe again.

Cancel Spotify Premium through iTunes

If you’re using iTunes to provide payment but not music, you need to cancel through iTunes rather than your Spotify account page.

  1. Open iTunes on your Mac.
  2. Select the Store and select Account on the right.
  3. Sign in using your Apple ID if prompted.
  4. Select Settings and Manage next to Subscriptions.
  5. Select Spotify and select Edit.
  6. Select Cancel Subscription.
  7. Confirm if required.

The same rules apply. You retain access to Spotify Premium until the subscribed period ends.

Cancel Spotify Premium with an iOS device

If you listen to Spotify while on the move, you might prefer to cancel your subscription using that device. Here’s how.

  1. Navigate to Settings and iTunes & App Store on your device.
  2. Select your Apple ID and sign in if prompted.
  3. Select Subscriptions and select Spotify.
  4. Select Cancel Subscription at the bottom of the next window.

If you use a different device or was offered the subscription as an offer by a different provider, you will need to contact that provider to cancel. If you don’t know who provided the service, log on to your Spotify account page and check the Subscription page. The organization that provides the subscription should be listed on that page. Follow up directly with that organization to cancel it.

Great Spotify alternatives you can try

Spotify might be one of the best known music streaming services but it isn’t the only one out there. Not by a long shot.


Pandora is another radio streaming service that can rival Sportify in some aspects. It has a free version that is ad supported and a premium version that is ad-free. It allows the creation of playlists, skipping (limited) and over a million tracks in its database. It doesn’t have the range of usability of Spotify but it is a viable alternative.


Deezer is another Spotify alternative that has millions of tracks. It too has a free version that is ad supported and two premium accounts with varying levels of utility and access. The catalog is huge, with a wide variety of genres and offers 320Kbps playback for premium members.


Soundcloud is a good Spotify alternative for those who like original or niche music. It has its own catalog but also allows users to upload their own music. It is a fantastic platform for discovering new talent which is definitely one of its strengths. It has social network integration if you like that kind of thing and a huge repository of good quality music too.

Google Play All Access

Google Play All Access is a premium music streaming service from the Big G. Priced at $9.99 a month, you gain access to over 20 million tracks. There is no free version, this is premium only but offers both mobile and browser access and high quality playback. It also has one of the widest and deepest music catalogs around.

Apple Music

If you mention one, you really should mention the other, so here is Apple Music. Like Google, it has its own platform that offers over 30 million tracks through iTunes. If you use iOS or Mac OS, you already have iTunes so it makes sense to try it even if you don’t stick with it. With Siri integration, using it is about as simple as it gets.


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