Spotify: Music and Podcasts

How to Cancel Spotify


Written by on 2019-12-02

We have made it super easy to cancel Spotify: Music and Podcasts subscription at the root to avoid any and all mediums "Spotify Ltd." (the developer) uses to bill you. Now let us get into the crux of this guide.


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Complete Spotify: Music and Podcasts Cancellation and Delete Guide

Table of Contents:

  1. Cancel on Iphone
  2. Cancel on Android
  3. Cancel on Mac Computers
  4. How to Cancel on Paypal
  5. Cancel via other companies
  6. Delete App on Iphone
  7. How to Delete on Android


There are a few things you must know about cancelling subscriptions. They include the following:

  1. Once you subscribe to a plan and you don't cancel it manually like you subscribed, that plan will renew automatically because you gave the permission.
  2. When you subscribe for a trial period and then you cancel, you run the risk of losing that trial content altogether.
  3. You must remember to manually cancel a subscription 24 hours before the trial period ends.

We have made it super easy to cancel Spotify: Music and Podcasts subscription at the root to avoid any and all mediums "Spotify Ltd." (the developer) uses to bill you. Now let us get into the crux of this guide.


   


How to Cancel Spotify: Music and Podcasts Subscriptions on your iPhone or iPad.

  1. First, open the settings app and tap on your name.
  2. Then, tap on the "Subscriptions" tab.
    (Note that you might not automatically see this tab. In that case, tap on iTunes & Appstore)
  3. Next, tap on your Apple ID. View Apple ID then sign in and scroll down to the "Subscriptions" button.
  4. Next, tap on Spotify (subscription) you want to review.
  5. Now, Tap on Cancel.
    (Note that if you don't see a "Cancel Subscription" button for Spotify: Music and Podcasts, then it's definitely canceled already. It won't be renewed anymore).

How to Cancel Spotify: Music and Podcasts Subscriptions on your Android device

To cancel Spotify subscription on Android, you need to realize that deleting the Spotify app alone won't cut it. Follow the steps below:

  1. First, open the Google Play Store. If you have multiple Google accounts, be sure you're signed into the right one.
  2. Click on menu, then go to "Subscriptions".
  3. Choose the Spotify: Music and Podcasts subscription you wish to cancel and tap on the "Cancel Subscription" option.
  4. Finish up as directed.

Once your Spotify subscription has been removed from Google Play, your future subscriptions will be cancelled and won't be renewed anymore.


How to Cancel Spotify: Music and Podcasts Subscriptions on a Mac computer.

To cancel Spotify subscription on your Mac, do the following:


  1. First open the Mac App Store, then click on your name at the bottom of the sidebar.
  2. Click on the "View Information" tab at the top of the window and sign in if asked to do so.
  3. Scroll down on the next page shown to you until you see the "Subscriptions" tab then click on "Manage".
  4. Click "Edit" beside the Spotify: Music and Podcasts app and then click on "Cancel Subscription".

Note: Always make sure to use the exact username and ID you used to set up the subscription to manage that subscription when necessary. This is sometimes different from the Apple ID or Android brand ID you have set up.

If you don't remember your password however, contact the contact provider for help.


How to Cancel Spotify: Music and Podcasts Subscriptions on Paypal.

To cancel your Spotify subscription on PayPal, do the following:

  1. First log into your PayPal account at www.paypal.com .
  2. Click on the settings tab which is beside the logout option.
  3. Press "Payments" from the menu provided to you and click on "Manage Automatic Payments" in the Automatic Payments dashboard.
  4. You'll be shown a series of merchants' agreement you've transacted before. Click on "Spotify: Music and Podcasts" to cancel.
  5. You will be shown a confirmation page. Click on the "Cancel Automatic Payments" tab to affirm that you want to stop making payments to Spotify: Music and Podcasts.
  6. Then click "Done" on the verification page to complete the unsubscription.

What to do if your Spotify: Music and Podcasts subscription is billed through a different company?

Here's how to cancel your Spotify subscription when billed through a different company that is not the app/playstore or paypal.

Sometimes, you may find that you made a subscription through another company whether you were aware or not at the time of subscribing. To change this you might have to sign in the company's website or directly reach out to the content provider.

Generally, here are two steps you can take if you find yourself in that fix:

  1. Finding the company's information, then reaching out. Contact Spotify: Music and Podcasts here →
  2. If the company has an app they developed in the Appstore, you can try contacting Spotify Ltd. (the app developer) for help through the details of the app.


Bonus: How to Delete Spotify: Music and Podcasts from your iPhone or Android.



Delete Spotify: Music and Podcasts from iPhone.

To delete Spotify from your iPhone, Follow these steps:

  1. On your homescreen, Tap and hold Spotify: Music and Podcasts until it starts shaking.
  2. Once it starts to shake, you'll see an X Mark at the top of the app icon.
  3. Click on that X to delete the Spotify: Music and Podcasts app from your phone.

Method 2:

Go to Settings and click on General then click on "iPhone Storage". You will then scroll down to see the list of all the apps installed on your iPhone. Tap on the app you want to uninstall and delete the app.


For iOS 11 and above:

Go into your Settings and click on "General" and then click on iPhone Storage. You will see the option "Offload Unused Apps". Right next to it is the "Enable" option. Click on the "Enable" option and this will offload the apps that you don't use.


Delete Spotify: Music and Podcasts from Android

  1. First open the Google Play app, then press the hamburger menu icon on the top left corner.
  2. After doing these, go to "My Apps and Games" option, then go to the "Installed" option.
  3. You'll see a list of all your installed apps on your phone.
  4. Now choose Spotify: Music and Podcasts, then click on "uninstall".
  5. Also you can specifically search for the app you want to uninstall by searching for that app in the search bar then select and uninstall.

What is Spotify: Music and Podcasts?

Spotify is the best way to listen to music and podcasts on mobile or tablet. Search for any track, artist or album and listen for free. Make and share playlists. Build your biggest, best ever music collection. Get inspired with personal recommendations, and readymade playlists for just about everything. Spotify also offers thousands of Podcasts, including originals that you can't find anywhere else. Spotify for your Apple Watch gives you the ability to seamlessly access and control your favorite music and podcasts from your wrist. Listen absolutely free with ads, or get Spotify Premium. Free on mobile • Play any artist, album, or playlist in shuffle mode. Free on tablet • Play any song, any time. Premium features • Play any song, any time on any device: mobile, tablet or computer. • Enjoy ad-free music. • Listen offline. • Get better sound quality. Please note: This app features Nielsen’s audience measurement software which will allow you to contribute to market research, such as Nielsen’s Audio Measurement. If you don't want to participate, you can opt-out within the app settings. To learn more about our digital audience measurement products and your choices in regard to them, please visit http://www.nielsen.com/digitalprivacy for more information. Privacy policy: http://www.spotify.com/legal/privacy-policy/ Terms of use: https://www.spotify.com/legal/end-user-agreement/ Love Spotify? Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/spotify Follow us on Twitter...

User reviews of Spotify


  • By Ladybug483
    5

    Going to lose a loyal customer

    So when I first found this app (when it first came out) I thought it was the best in the world 😍. It had features that no other music app did, primarily the ability to listen to your music while offline. I have given rave reviews to numerous friends over the years. I have 2 accounts, 1 free and 1 premium. I hadn’t used my free one in a while and needed to change some settings on a couple playlists. When I signed into my other account, the layout was completely different!! I cannot see the songs in my playlist (as I could previously), I can’t make any changes to my playlists. IT MAKES NO SENSE TO HAVE A PLAYLIST THAT YOU CANNOT EDIT. Please fix this, the layout is not user friendly, it’s cheesy looking and critical settings I was previously able to change are no longer available. I will be in the process of cancelling my premium account as well as telling my other friends with premium accounts about a better app. The only reason I gave it 2 stars is because I can still actually stream music (as do many other FREE music services).



  • By Amanda Hazelnut
    4

    Amazing except for a couple of annoying flaws

    I love this app. So much music is available, you can download for offline listening, I love the mood/genre playlists, I love the radio feature and playlists designed just for me, and I use it daily. HOWEVER, I really wish it could take a lead out of Windows Media Player’s book and figure out the whole temporary playlist/queue thing. If I want to switch from listening to Artist #1 on shuffle to Artist #2, I’d have to go into the queue and skip all the way to the last song so that it clears all of the songs from #1. If I don’t do that, if I go straight to shuffle playing Artist #2, it’ll play one song and go right back to the queue, which is loaded with #1 songs. Really annoying. On the other hand, it’s ridiculously easy to destroy a queue that you’ve worked really hard to add songs to one at a time to. You could always avoid this by creating a new playlist, but when you have dozens and you’re just in the mood to listen to a few certain songs, it’s nice to be able to just listen to them and not have the list hanging around after. Another dislike, while I’m at it: you can’t go back to previously played songs on a queue. So if my hands are full or icky and I can’t get to my phone to look at what song is playing on the queue/my radio, I don’t have a way to go back and look at what it is. Maybe I’m missing something with all of this queue stuff but it seems like basic intuitive features are missing.



  • By jedihobbit
    4

    Fine app, but mean to non-premium people.

    I like using this but I find it frustrating when I’m playing one of my playlists that has over 500 songs get randomly switched to playlist radio. It would help if playlist radio was something you’d voluntarily go to rather than the app just deciding for you. I also don’t like how there’s a specific folder just for getting premium on the mobile version because heck, you can’t even buy it from there, you have to go online and that just kinda defeats the purpose of putting a whole folder there. If you want to advertise it that bad, just put it somewhere else. Also, the ads are so loud! I get it, you want our attention, but how the heck am I supposed to listen to your “quality music” in premium if I lose my hearing while hearing an ad for it? Seriously, chill. I know that you’re only allowed 6 skips per hour as a non-premium member, but I’ve noticed that you have to be listening to music in that hour in order for that to happen, which is dumb. I use up my skips, get out of the car to work for about 7 hours, get back in to go home and my skips are still all out and I can’t do anything. Please fix!



  • By guitarguyct
    3

    Almost Amazing

    This app is very easy to use and, obviously, the content is fantastic. I would give it 5 stars if not for one significant problem: the app’s inability to effectively control shuffle mode and repeat mode I’m not sure if I’m the only one with this issue, but it’s been a problem for as long as I can remember. If I’m listening to an album and want to listen to it in order, I obviously want to turn off shuffle mode. But if I’ve just been listening to a playlist on shuffle, there’s about a 50/50 chance shuffle mode will actually stay off when I press the button to turn it off. Sometimes I’ll try closing the app and reopening to retry playing the album, but that also often doesn’t work. And the problem exists reciprocally too (if I’m listening to an album in order then want to switch to shuffling a playlist, I’ll hit “Shuffle Play” and the app will start the playlist at a random song but then play it in order, no matter how many times I try to turn shuffle mode on). My opinion of this app started at 5 stars, then the issue became very noticeable and my rating went down to 4 stars. Now, I experience this issue multiple times per week (sometimes multiple times per day), so I can’t give the app more than 3 stars. I still use it religiously and love my playlists and all the other features, but this is a significant part of the listening experience that the app should be doing much better.



  • By Marisaen
    3

    The new library layout is difficult to navigate

    It’s a great app except for the fact that the new update changed how my music library is laid out. It makes sense to have music and podcasts in separate tabs but it is difficult to find artists I have saved to my library. You have to be following an artist for them to show up in a list in your library. I have no interest in following any of the artists I have saved. I just want to be able to scroll through all the artists whose songs I have saved, whether it be one song or their entire discography, and select their music that way. Sure, I can find them in “recommended artists” but there is no way to sort them alphabetically. Please fix this. Also, this problem has been around for a while now, but how come whenever I look at the albums in my library, the albums that I only have a few songs saved from still display the entire album? There are several albums that have 5 or 6 songs that I like, but whenever I want to listen to just those songs, I have to make a separate playlist for them because when I start playing the album from my library, it plays all of the songs, even ones I have not saved. What the heck? Edit: looking at the albums tab, I can now only find albums that I have saved the whole thing. It’s kind of hard to find my music now.


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