How to Cancel YouTube Music Subscription

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YouTube Music is a free-to-use music streaming service by Google. It is free to use if you don’t mind the annoying adverts that get played after every few songs. You will also not be able to play music in the background while you use other apps on your smartphone. Subscribing to the premium membership plan on YouTube Music is your only way around all of these. Other benefits of subscribing to YouTube Music’s premium membership plan include the option to download music and listen offline.

For just $9.99/month, you get access to a wide range of songs on the app. If you, however, feel like what you’re getting from the app is no longer worth $9.99, or you no longer want to stream music from YouTube Music, you can cancel your subscription at any time. In this article, we will be showing you how to cancel your YouTube Music Premium subscription from the web (desktop) and from the mobile app.

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Cancel YouTube Music Subscription (Mobile App)

  • Open YouTube Music.
  • Tap the profile picture in the top right corner.
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  • Next, tap Paid memberships.
  • Tap on your membership plan.
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  • Select DEACTIVATE.
  • You can choose to PAUSE INSTEAD if you plan to return to YouTube Music after a while.
  • Tap CONTINUE TO CANCEL to outrightly deactivate your plan.
  • Tap Continue to cancel and select your reason you are cancelling, then hit Next.
  • A confirmation window will appear. Tap Yes, cancel.

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Cancel YouTube Music Subscription (Desktop)

Cancel YouTube Music Subscription
  • Open YouTube Music on your desktop browser
  • Tap on your profile picture in the top right corner
  • Then, select Paid memberships
Cancel YouTube Music Subscription
  • Tap on MANAGE MEMBERSHIP and select DEACTIVATE from the dropdown.

Once you’ve successfully canceled your YouTube Music subscription, your account will be downgraded to the free YouTube Music plan. You can keep streaming music on the platform, but with ads and without the download options. You also won’t be able to listen to music in the background