Cancelling Your Spotify Premium Subscription: A Step-by-Step Guide


Ted Stinson

Are you considering cancelling your Spotify Premium subscription? No worries, it’s a straightforward process. In just a few simple steps, you can go back to the free version or completely remove your account.

How to Cancel Spotify Premium Subscription

Before you proceed with the cancellation, it’s important to know what you’ll be giving up. Spotify Premium offers ad-free music, offline listening, and better sound quality. But if you’re sure you want to cancel, here are the steps to follow.

Step 1: Log in to your Spotify account

First things first, head over to the Spotify website and log in to your account. You’ll need your username and password handy.

Once you’re logged in, you’ll see your account overview. Here you can check your subscription status and see the details of your Premium plan.

Step 2: Navigate to your account page

Locate the "Account" section on the Spotify homepage. This is where you’ll manage your subscription.

In the "Account" section, you’ll find various settings and options related to your account. Look for the "Subscription" tab to proceed with the cancellation.

Step 3: Click on ‘Subscription’

Once in the "Subscription" tab, you’ll see your current plan and the option to change or cancel your subscription.

This section will show you the next billing date and the amount you’re being charged. Make sure to review this information before you cancel.

Step 4: Choose ‘Cancel Premium’

You’ll find the option to "Cancel Premium" at the bottom of the subscription page. Click on it to begin the process.

When you choose to "Cancel Premium," Spotify may offer you a discounted rate or a different plan to try to keep you as a customer. It’s up to you whether you want to consider these offers or proceed with the cancellation.

Step 5: Confirm your cancellation

Finally, you’ll be asked to confirm that you want to cancel your subscription. Make sure you read the details before confirming.

After confirming, you’ll receive an email from Spotify verifying your cancellation. Keep this for your records in case there are any issues later on.

After you complete these steps, you’ll lose access to Spotify Premium features at the end of your current billing cycle. You’ll still be able to use Spotify for free with ads.

Tips for Cancelling Spotify Premium Subscription

  • Check if you have any ongoing promotions or discounts before cancelling.
  • If you’re billed through a third party like iTunes or your mobile carrier, you’ll need to cancel through them.
  • Consider downgrading to Spotify Unlimited or Free if Premium is too expensive.
  • Keep an eye on your email for a confirmation of your cancellation.
  • You can always resubscribe to Spotify Premium in the future if you change your mind.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will I get a refund if I cancel Spotify Premium?

If you cancel shortly after your billing date, you might be eligible for a refund. However, it’s best to contact Spotify customer service to confirm.

Can I reactivate my Spotify Premium subscription after cancelling?

Yes, you can resubscribe to Spotify Premium at any time through your account settings.

Will I lose my playlists if I cancel Spotify Premium?

No, your playlists will be saved to your account. You’ll still have access to them with the free version of Spotify.

What happens to my downloaded music if I cancel Spotify Premium?

You will no longer have access to your offline downloads once your Premium subscription ends.

Can I transfer my Spotify Premium subscription to another account?

No, subscriptions are non-transferable between accounts.


  1. Log in to your Spotify account
  2. Navigate to your account page
  3. Click on ‘Subscription’
  4. Choose ‘Cancel Premium’
  5. Confirm your cancellation


So there you have it, cancelling your Spotify Premium subscription is as easy as pie. While it’s sad to see the ad-free experience and offline listening go, sometimes we have to make these changes. Whether it’s to save money or you’re simply not making the most out of the subscription, it’s good to know that the process is hassle-free. Just remember that all the playlists and songs you’ve enjoyed are still there waiting for you in the free version. Who knows, maybe after a little break, you’ll find your way back to Spotify Premium again. Until then, happy listening – even if it means having a couple of ads in between your jam sessions.