Spotify, with its vast library of over 40 million tracks, is arguably one of the best audio services out there in the world. The Swedish company boasts of an active user base of 207 million, out of which 96 million are subscribed to their Premium service. If you happen to be one of them and are looking for a way to cancel your subscription for whatever reason it may be, you have come to the right place. Read ahead in the article to learn about some things about the paid service and how to leave it if it is not up to your expectations.
Spotify currently offers three different types of paid subscriptions in its supported countries. Namely, Premium (US$ 9.99 or INR 119), Premium Family (US$ 14.99 or INR 179) and Premium for Students (US$ 4.99 or INR 59). All of these support the same features with one addition for a Family subscription — Family Mix — which curates a playlist based on the tastes of everyone on the plan.
Users in certain Latin American countries also have access to a plan called Premium Duo which, as the name suggests, works for two people living together. It brings added features like one-tap sharing for playlists and Duo Mix, which is similar to Family Mix. It costs close to US$ 14 and may be made available to more countries later, as this is only a pilot programme.
If you are reading this article, it is most likely that you have a Premium subscription, if that is not the case, or you seem to have simply forgotten what it offers, here it is, summed up in a few terms — offline listening, no ads, the ability to play any song at will and unlimited skips. If you want to know more about whether the service is worth it or not, you can read Yadullah’s feature on the differences.
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How to cancel your Spotify Premium subscription?
Cancelling your Spotify Premium is a three-step process, shockingly, this cannot be done from the Spotify application on any of your devices and logging onto their website is the only way to cancel; you can still use your mobile device’s browser to cancel your subscription. If your service is courtesy of a third-party — that is your mobile provider or the App Store — you will need to cancel it via their respective process.
Mentioned below are the steps to cancel your Premium subscription if you signed up for it directly via Spotify.
Step 1: Login to your account on Spotify’s website, this will lead you to your Account overview page. Step 2: Click on Available plans in the options menu on the left side.Step 3: Scroll down to the Spotify Free option and choose Cancel Premium and follow the steps required for confirmation. Once you’ve cancelled your Spotify Premium account, it will revert to a free account as soon as your current billing cycle ends.
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Where is Spotify Premium available? Countries list
Listed below are countries where Spotify Premium is available, other services like Family Premium, Premium for Students and Premium Duo are subject to your geolocation.
- South Africa
- Hong Kong
- Saudi Arabia
- United Arab Emirates
- Czech Republic
- United Kingdom
- Costa Rica
- Dominican Republic
- El Salvador
- United States
- New Zealand
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