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How to cancel YouTube Premium

If you need to know how to cancel YouTube Premium, our guide is here to break it all down into easy steps, ready to save you some money.

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If you’re wondering how to cancel YouTube Premium, we’re here to help you cut the package from your budget. Because, while the subscription service is a great way to cut out the ads when watching your favorite content, we don’t always have the extra cash to splash on the luxury.

If you’re looking to save even more cash on subscriptions, be sure to check out our guides on how to cancel Spotify, how to cancel Hulu, and how to cancel Disney Plus.

Here’s how to cancel YouTube Premium.

How do I cancel YouTube Premium over web browser?

It’s very simple to cancel YouTube Premium within the YouTube web browser, just follow these steps:

  • Head to youtube.com
  • Log into your account
  • Tap your profile picture in the top right corner
  • Click on paid memberships
  • Tap on YouTube Premium
  • Click on continue to cancel
  • Select the reason for cancelling, and press next
  • Finally, tap “yes, cancel” to cancel your subscription
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How do I cancel YouTube Premium in app?

You can cancel YouTube Premium from within the YouTube app on mobile devices by following these simple steps:

  • Open up the YouTube app
  • Log into your Google account
  • Click your profile icon in the top right
  • Select purchases and memberships
  • Next to the premium subscription, click deactivate
  • When asked if you’d like to pause, click continue to cancel

What is YouTube Premium?

YouTube Premium is a subscription service that offers a variety of benefits to enhance your YouTube experiences.

Here are YouTube Premium’s features:

  • Ad-free viewing – the main draw of Premium is that it removes all ads from YouTube. This includes banner ads, video ads, and audio ads across both YouTube’s video service and YouTube music, and works on all platforms, whether you’re watching YouTube in browser, via the YouTube app on mobile or TV, via Roku, and any other streaming device
  • Access to YouTube Originals – while YouTube Originals no longer produces content, it still hosts a lot of exciting content including animations, movies, and shows featuring content creators representing different countries, cultures, and communities, and you can watch it all for free with Premium
  • YouTube Music – YouTube’s answer to Spotify, YouTube Music is a music streaming service. A subscription usually costs $10 a month, but you get it for free with Premium, and can enjoy ad-free playback, the option to download your favorite tunes, and background play on mobile
  • Background play on mobile – this isn’t just a feature for YouTube music – a Premium subscription allows you to play videos on your phone in the background, even if you lock the screen or switch to a different app. This is great for saving battery while listening to podcasts, audio-driven content, and music on YouTube
  • Offline viewing – Premium offers the ability to download videos for offline viewing. This is a valuable option for preserving data, watching videos on plane flights, or even when you’re out and about in an area with spotty signal – no more waiting for your video to buffer. The only downside is that this, obviously, takes up your phone’s storage, so be sure to delete them once you’ve finished watching or listening

Now that you know how to cancel premium, check out our guides covering how to cancel Tinder Goldhow to delete Spotify accounts, and how to delete Twitter accounts.