Spotify Premium is an indispensable service for people who stream a lot of music, but some might find the price of ad-free listening — $10 a month — more than they’re willing to pay after the company’s initial free trial. Thankfully for those who would prefer to save some green or spend their subscription fee in some other way, canceling a subscription is easy.
Keep in mind that you won’t be able to download music for offline use if you opt for Spotify’s free tier. You also won’t be able to stream audio at the higher bit rate (320 kbps) or play any song on demand when using your mobile device. Nonetheless, if you’d like to prevent your subscription from automatically renewing at the end of the current period, read on.
Cancelling your subscription on your desktop
First, log into your account and go to www.spotify.com/account/overview.
On the left side of the screen, you should see a button labeled Subscription. Click this.
Now, you should see a page informing you how much time you have left until your subscription is renewed.
Below this will be a green link asking if you would like to cancel your subscription. Click the link.
Canceling your subscription in iOS
If you use Spotify on your iPhone more often, you may find it more convenient to cancel your Premium subscription directly on your phone. Here’s how:
First, open the Settings app on your phone and select iTunes & App Store. You should see a screen with your Apple ID at the top.
Tap your ID, then tap View Apple ID.
Tap the button labeled Subscriptions and select your Spotify subscription on the resulting screen. Then, tap the button labeled Cancel Subscription.
That’s all there is to it! Farewell, ad-free listening!