How to cancel Spotify Premium subscription

There are a multitude of music streaming services available for you to choose from, with a variety of free or paid subscriptions. It is understandable if you feel yourself turning away from Spotify, failing to justify the cost of the subscription, or looking to spread your music listening across multiple apps. Once you have successfully canceled your Premium service to the app, your Premium Spotify account page will run until the next billing date, at which point your account will revert to the standard free version.

Cancelling Spotify premium is pretty easy, so take a look at our guide, following just a few simple steps to cancel your premium subscription.

How to cancel a Spotify premium account on iPhone or Android mobile device?

It is not currently possible to cancel a subscription to Spotify Premium and stop paying through mobile apps, or even through the desktop app. If you subscribed to Spotify Premium with your Apple ID you will be able to cancel your subscription from your iPad or iPhone settings.If you subscribed through Spotify directly you will be able to cancel Premium via the desktop browser on your mobile device.

Keep on reading to find out how to cancel your subscription. 

How to cancel a Spotify premium subscription on a desktop browser?

If you subscribed to the Premium subscription through Spotify directly, you will have to use the Spotify website to cancel your premium service.

Here’s how to cancel Spotify premium via desktop browser in mobile devices and computer browsers, in a few simple easy-to-follow steps:

  1. Open the account page on the Spotify website in the browser of your laptop, Android or Apple phone.
  2. Log into your account. If you are using your desktop browser the option to log in will be in the top right-hand corner of your page, if you are on your mobile web browser you will have to click the three horizontal lines in the top right-hand corner of your screen. Select ‘Log in’ before inputting your details.
  3. Once you have logged in, go to your Account settings page. On desktop, click on your profile from the top right-hand corner and select Account from the drop-down menu. On mobile, select the icon of three horizontal lines from the top right-hand corner and select Account from the drop-down menu.
  4. Find the ‘Your Plan’ section by scrolling down and tapping ‘Change Plan’.
  5. Once you are on the next page, scroll down to the ‘Spotify Free’ section and select ‘Cancel premium’.
  6. This page will inform you of what you will lose if you cancel your Premium subscription giving you the option to ‘continue to cancel’ at the bottom of the page. 
  7. Click ‘Yes, cancel’ to confirm your cancellation, and you will be reverted back to the free version of Spotify.

How to cancel Spotify premium via Apple ID?

If you subscribed to Spotify Premium through the Apple App store you will be able to cancel it through your iPhone (or alternate Apple device) Apple ID settings.

Here’s a simple step-by-step guide on how to do this:

  1. Open your Settings application on your Apple device.
  2. Click on your name and Apple ID at the top of the settings homepage.
  3. From here, tap ‘Subscriptions’.
  4. On your list of subscriptions you should be able to find Spotify; once you have spotted it, select it.
  5. Once the Spotify page has opened, you can select ‘Cancel subscription’

It really is as easy as that!


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How to permanently delete your Spotify account?

If you have decided that removing your subscription from the premium level of the Spotify streaming service isn’t enough, and you want to completely delete your account, we can help. 

It is important to note you cannot delete your Spotify account via mobile or desktop apps – you will have to use a web browser on your computer or mobile device.

  1. Open up Spotify on your web browser, and log in to your account.
  2. Go to the ‘Contact Spotify’ support page.
  3. Select ‘Account’
  4. There should be a black ‘I want to close my account’ option; once you can see this, select it
  5. Click on the ‘ close account’ option that should appear on the left of your screen
  6. Spotify will ask you to confirm your choice – if you want to close your account, you will click ‘close account’
  7. Select ‘continue’ if the account details displayed are correct and match your account (if the details are incorrect or the account is not yours, you should log out and try again by starting the process over)
  8. Your will need to receive a confirmation code – you can opt to get this in the form of SMS or email
  9. If you selected to receive your code via SMS, enter the code texted to you and click ‘done’. If you selected to receive your code via email, click the green ‘close my account’ button
  10. Congratulations! your account should now be permanently deleted.

Is there a Spotify free plan?

There is a free version of Spotify available, where you will be able to access the full library of more than 50 million songs the app offers, with a few key differences between the premium version of the app.

Let’s take a look at some of those.

Differences between Spotify Premium and Spotify Free version:

Unlimited replays and unlimited skips.

When using the free version of the streaming service, you have a six song per hour limit of songs you can replay or skip. If you choose to upgrade your account to the premium service, you can skip, loop or repeat songs as many times as you choose.

No more shuffle only mode – play albums in full.

When using Spotify free version on your smart phone, you will have to listen to almost all playlists in shuffle-only mode. It should also be noted that the free plan of Spotify on tablet or desktop app does not restrict you to this shuffle only mode, this only occurs on mobile apps.

With the premium plan, you will able to play entire albums on the mobile version of the app, in order, which you cannot currently do on the free model.

Listen offline:

With a Spotify Premium account you will be able to download up to 10,000 songs, and listen to them wherever you are, disconnected from the internet and with your data turned off. You will be able to download songs over a maximum of five devices.

Listening abroad:

The free model of Spotify currently allows users to stream music for up to 14 days when traveling abroad – once you upgrade to Spotify premium, you can listen overseas for a limitless timeframe.

Improved audio quality:

When listening to music on Spotify Free plan, your audio will be at either standard quality (96 kilobits per second), or high quality (160 kilobits per second). With Premium features, you have a third option of audio quality; ‘very high’ (320 kilobits per second). This will create clearer or more detailed audio, helping to improve your listening experience as the user.

Alternatives to premium Spotify subscription?

If you are looking for alternative music streaming services to Spotify, there are no shortage of them available.

Here is a list of some of the best, most popular alternative streaming platforms right now (in no particular order):

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