How to cancel your YouTube Music subscription

If you no longer want to use YouTube Music, canceling your subscription is easy. We’ll show you how in this guide.

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Canceling your YouTube Music subscription isn’t necessarily the hardest thing you can do. However, it is always useful to understand each of the steps in more detail.

Whatever the reason for your decision to cancel YouTube Music, you have a few options. If you are absolutely sure that you need to cancel your subscription and use another one, like Spotify, you can go this route. If you just can’t afford an additional subscription for a while, you can suspend your account instead.

How to cancel your YouTube Music account

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If you’ve decided to switch to another music streaming service and want to cancel YouTube Music, you only have a few steps to follow.

Here’s what you need to do:

  1. To connect to youtube music and tap your account photo in the corner.
  2. Tap the Paid Membership option in the menu.
  3. Tap the arrow to view your membership options.
  4. Click on Disable to cancel your subscription.
  5. At the next prompt, press continue to cancel.
  6. Again, confirm your desire by pressing Yes, Cancel.
  7. You will finally receive confirmation of membership cancellation. The benefits of your YouTube Music subscription will be available until the end of the billing period.

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How to pause your YouTube Music subscription

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If you are unable to pay for YouTube Music at the moment or want to pause your subscription, you can certainly try suspending your account for up to six months.


Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Follow the same steps as above and choose to deactivate your account.
  2. A prompt will ask if you want to pause your subscription, so tap break instead.
  3. The next screen allows you to choose the duration of suspension of your subscription. You need to adjust the slider between one and six months, and they’ll tell you when billing will resume for your account.
  4. hurry Suspend subscriptionand you’re done!

While the subscription is suspended, YouTube Music retains music downloads and playlists, so you won’t have to lose them. It’s a great way to take a break from a service you enjoy.

What to do after canceling YouTube Music

If YouTube Music isn’t your cup of tea, maybe a different service will work better. Spotify, for example, offers many benefits that you can take advantage of. Which of the two is better for you is something you can decide for yourself.

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