How to Cancel Spotify Premium

Don’t worry — no one is going to think that you love Taylor Swift any less for downgrading your Spotify Premium subscription to the free version. Now that we’ve addressed the elephant in the room: Sometimes you just want to be more mindful about how you’re budgeting your hard-earned money. Subscriptions are a good place to start cutting back — that goes for Spotify, Apple Music, or any other streaming services that you may use. If you’re wondering how to cancel your Spotify Premium, you just have to follow a few simple steps.

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How to Cancel Spotify Premium Subscription

You can cancel Spotify Premium at any time from the Spotify website or from within your desktop app. Unfortunately, you cannot make updates to your Spotify subscription from within the mobile app at this time.

From your account page

1. Log in to your Spotify account

To cancel Spotify Premium, first log in to your account.

2. In the Account Overview section, locate Your Plan

After you log in, locate the section called Your Plan to continue the process to cancel Spotify Premium.

3. Click Change Plan

Click Change Plan to continue canceling your subscription.

4. Scroll to Spotify Free

Scroll down to Spotify Free to cancel your Spotify Premium subscription.

5. Click Cancel Premium

If you want to Cancel Spotify Premium, click Cancel Premium to cancel your Spotify Premium subscription.

From the desktop browser

  1. Log in to Spotify from your desktop browser
  2. In the upper right corner, click your username and head to the Account page
  3. In the Account Overview section, locate Your Plan
  4. Click Change Plan
  5. Scroll to Spotify Free
  6. Click Cancel Premium

From your desktop app

  1. Open the Spotify app on your desktop
  2. Log in to your Spotify account
  3. In the upper right corner, click your username and head to the Account page
  4. In the Account Overview section, locate Your Plan
  5. Click Change Plan
  6. Scroll to Spotify Free
  7. Click Cancel Premium


When you cancel Premium, you don’t cancel Spotify altogether. You can still access Premium features until the end of your billing cycle. Then your account will automatically switch to Spotify Free.

What Is Spotify Premium?

Spotify Premium is the top-tier version of digital music streaming service Spotify. You can access over 70 million musical and podcast tracks. The music ranges from rock, pop, and hip hop to country, jazz, and indie tunes. Podcasts run the gamut of true crime, self help, news, and more.

With a Premium subscription, you can enjoy ad-free listening of your favorite musical artists and podcasts. You can also download music and episodes to listen offline, and you get unlimited skips and rewinds (so you can listen to that one new song over and over and over again).

Spotify offers Premium for individuals, as well as discounted rates if you subscribe to a dual, family, or student plan.

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How Much Does Spotify Premium Cost?

You can lock in different rates depending on which Premium plan you select.

  • Individual: $9.99/month
  • Duo: $12.99/month
  • Family: $15.99/month
  • Student: $4.99/month


Learn more about each of the Premium plans on the Spotify website.

Unsure if Premium is right for you? You can try out Spotify Premium for one month for free. If you decide that you don’t want it, you can cancel Spotify Premium at any point. To cancel Spotify Premium, head to the Account page of your Spotify subscription and switch to Spotify Free.

What You Get with Spotify Free

With Spotify Free, you get a lot of what you get with Spotify Premium but with slightly less flexibility. You can download songs and albums, make playlists, and share tunes with your friends. You can also play any album, artist, or podcast episode that you’d like.

Some of the downsides to canceling Spotify Premium: You cannot rewind, your skips are limited, you can’t listen while offline, and you have to deal with frequent ad breaks.

You can access your spotify account from the desktop app, mobile web browser, or mobile app.

What if There Isn’t an Option to Change Your Plan?

If you log in to your Spotify account and there isn’t an option to downgrade your Spotify subscription, your account is likely associated with a partner company. In other words, you may have special access to Spotify through one of your other service providers, such as a mobile or internet provider.

You’ll need to cancel Premium directly through the service provider. Find the provider’s contact information in your Spotify account under Payment.

What if Your Spotify Account Is Already Set to Free?

If your Spotify account is set to free, that means there is no payment information on the account. So if you have been charged for a Premium subscription, it’s possible that you have a different account set up as Spotify Premium. Try logging out and logging back in with different credentials.

Note: If you’ve recently downgraded from Premium to Free, pay attention to your Premium subscription end date. Your account will not automatically switch to Spotify Free. You will have the Spotify Premium subscription until the end of your billing cycle.

If you believe you’ve been wrongly charged for Spotify Premium, reach out to Spotify customer support for assistance.

What Happens to Your Playlists When You Cancel Premium?

Deep breath in, deep breath out. You do not lose those masterfully created Spotify playlists when you switch from a Premium subscription to Free. You will, however, lose all of your playlists if you permanently delete your Spotify account.

How Can You Update the Rest of Your Spotify Settings?

Once logged into your account on a desktop or mobile device, head to the Settings app. From there, you can adjust your settings to fit your needs. Filter explicit content. Enable car view and voice-enabled audio player to easily access your songs and podcasts while driving. Adjust the audio quality and much more.

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*Cushion only negotiates fees with high refund odds. We cannot guarantee any negotiations, a regular frequency of negotiations, or fee refunds—your bank makes the final call.

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