How to cancel YouTube Music

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Want to cancel your YouTube Music Premium membership? Read this quick guide first.

Fallen out of love with YouTube’s music streaming app? Here’s how to unsubscribe from Youtube Music Premium.


Ending your subscription should be easy. Head to youtube.com/paid_memberships, click “Manage membership” and then hit Deactivate. 

Want to try out a different streaming platform? YouTube Music gives you the option to “Pause” your Premium membership; this makes it easy for you to pick up where you left off if you decide to return after trying out the likes of Spotify or Apple Music. You can pause for up to six months.

Maybe you’re halfway through your free trial and know you’re not going to want to sign up for the long term if you have to pay for the pleasure. If so, you can cancel before the end of the trial period and you won’t be charged. You’ll still have access to YouTube Music Premium until the trial runs out and the app reverts to the ad-supported free version.

There’s so many music streaming apps around now, and sometimes you’ve just got to let one go. Any problems with cancelling YouTube Music Premium, head to Google’s support pages.


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I write about music for RouteNote, sharing fun stuff, news, and tips and tricks for musicians and producers. Also a saxophonist and hater of marmalade.

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