For $9.99 a month, Premium adds some nice bells and whistles. But even the freebie gives you the opportunity to search for and play your favorite tunes. That sounds great, but maybe you don't use it enough to justify the monthly cost. Perhaps you've switched to a rival service like Apple Music. Whatever the reason, you can remove your ties to Spotify.
First, let's take a quick look at Spotify. You can download it for Windows, the Mac, the iPhone or iPad, and Android devices. After you've set up your account, launch Spotify on your device. You can listen to online radio stations of different genres. You can create and discover playlists based on your musical tastes. And best of all, you can track down your favorite tunes and add them to your own playlists.
The free version limits you to shuffle play, so you have no control over the order in which your songs play. The paid Premium version adds in high-quality audio, unlimited skips, an ad-free experience, the option to play any tune in your collection, and a way to listen to music offline. You can also opt for a family account to the tune of $14.99 a month. Still want to cancel? No problem.
Deleting a Free Account
First surf to the Spotify website and click on the Log in link. Enter your account credentials. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the About link.
At the About Us page, click on the Contact Us link in the Customer Service section. At the Contact Spotify page, click on the Account category.
At the next page, click on the topic for "I want to close my Spotify account permanently." At the next page to Permanently Close Account, click Close Account.
At the "We're sad you want to leave us" page, click on the Close Account button.
Spotify confirms the account you wish to close. Click on the Continue button.
Spotify tries one last time to keep your account alive, telling you that you'll lose your username, playlists, and other features. If you're still determined, click on the checkbox for "I understand, and still want to close my account" and then click Continue.
As your final step, you have to click on a button to "Close My Account" in a verification message sent to your email address. After you do that, you've finally broken up with Spotify.
Cancel Spotify Premium
Okay, now let's go over the process for cancelling a paid Spotify subscription. Log into to Spotify. Click on your name in the upper-right corner and click on the link for Account.
At the Account page, click on the link for Subscription.
At the Subscription and Payment Info page, click on the link to cancel your subscription.
At the "Can we help?" page, Spotify asks why you want to cancel your subscription. Click on the appropriate response and then click Continue. Spotify displays another page in response to the reason you selected. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the link to Cancel My Subscription.
At the next page, enter your password and click on the link to Cancel My Subscription.
Your paid subscription is finally cancelled, and your account automatically reverts to the free version of Spotify. Of course, Spotify reminds you that you can always renew your paid subscription should you change your mind.
If you're in the mood to cancel more services, check out:
- How to Cancel Apple Music
- How to Cancel Amazon Prime
- How to Return, Cancel Items You Accidentally Bought on Amazon