Spotify is undoubtedly the king of music streaming services at the moment, but we imagine that there are some who might not necessarily prefer to use the service. For example, if you prefer using Apple Music due to its tighter integration with iOS, we get it. Or if you’re an audiophile and you prefer using Tidal for its higher quality streams, we understand.
If you’ve already subscribed to Spotify Premium and want to cancel it, don’t worry it’s a particularly easy process. The best part is that you’re not locked into any contract of sorts so you’re free to cancel and resubscribe anytime you want.
How to cancel Spotify Premium through the web
If you’ve subscribed to Spotify Premium directly through Spotify, then you’ll need to go through Spotify’s website in order to cancel your subscription.
- Log into your Spotify account
- Under Your Plan, select Change Plan
- Look for Spotify Free and click Cancel Premium
Note that this method also applies to Android, so if you’re subscribed to Spotify on Android, you can follow the steps above to cancel your Premium subscription on your mobile device.
Once you’re done, your Spotify account will still be active and you’ll still be able to stream songs. However, your account will be reverted to the Spotify free tier. This means that you’ll be limited to certain features and functionality compared to Spotify Premium, such as the ability to download songs for offline listening. There will also be ads as part of the free tier, so that’s something to consider.
How to cancel Spotify Premium on iOS
If you log into your Spotify account on the web and you are unable to cancel your Premium subscription through there, it means that there is a good chance that you’ve subscribed through iTunes, but not to worry, the process is equally as simple.
- Launch the App Store on your iPhone or iPad
- Tap your profile photo at the top right corner of the screen
- Choose Subscriptions
- Under Active, you should see Spotify
- Tap Cancel Subscription
- Tap Confirm
Alternatives to canceling your Spotify Premium subscription
If price is one of the main reasons you are considering canceling your subscription, here are some alternatives to outright canceling it while keeping Premium features.
If you’re a student, Spotify offers student pricing which is basically half the price of a regular Premium subscription. This will cost $4.99 a month and is valid for four years, which is basically over the duration of a degree program. You will have to renew it every 12 months and you can renew it up to three times.
There is also a Spotify Duo plan which was introduced not too long ago. This is priced at $12.99 a month which makes it slightly more expensive than a regular Premium subscription, but if there are two of you and you split the subscription, it will be cheaper./
Last but not least, Spotify has a family plan that supports up to six people at once. If you are living with your family, this could be a considerably cheaper option as it costs $14.99 a month, which when split six ways is a lot more affordable.