How to Delete Your Spotify Account – Plus 5 Alternative Music Streaming Services

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Spotify is the top music streaming service, but many people are unhappy with the service. Here’s how to delete your Spotify account.

If you’re ready to switch to one of many Spotify alternatives, you can delete your Spotify account. Just don’t forget to export all of your playlists with a service like Soundiiz. If you have Spotify Premium, you’ll need to head to the Spotify website to get the process started.

How to Cancel Spotify Premium

Spotify Premium can’t be canceled inside the Spotify app on iOS or Android. You’ll need to head to the website and login to view your account page. Here are the steps you’ll need to take.

  1. Visit and login with your account.
  2. Click the ‘Profile‘ icon and choose ‘Account.’
  3. Scroll down to find ‘Change Plan‘ and click it.
  4. Click the ‘Cancel Premium‘ button that appears.
  5. Select ‘Yes, Cancel‘ to confirm the process.

Congrats, you’ve successfully canceled your Spotify Premium account. But that move won’t delete your Spotify account completely. If you’re sure you’ll never want to use the service again, follow these steps to delete your info completely.

How to Delete Spotify – Free & Paid

Ready to permanently delete your Spotify account, including all data associated with it? You’ll need to visit Spotify’s Support page to get the process started. The process is also different depending on whether you’re a Spotify Premium subscriber or an ad-supported free tier member.

How to Delete Spotify – Free Tier

Head to Spotify Support and click ‘Close Your Account.’
Confirm you want to close your account.

How to Delete Spotify – Premium Tier

If you’re a Spotify Premium member, Spotify doesn’t want to lose you. It has made the cancel process harder for Premium members by forcing you to call Spotify customer support. If you want to avoid talking to customer support, you should cancel your Premium service. Once your account is reverted to the free tier, you can delete it without talking to customer service.

Can I get my Spotify account back?

If you’ve deleted your Spotify account and you think you’ve made a mistake, you can recover it for seven days. After that, Spotify will scrub your data from their servers, and your account is gone forever.

What are the best Spotify alternatives?

There are a number of music streaming services that compete directly with Spotify. Spotify has attempted to make itself the home for high-profile podcasts, so switching may not be a viable option for you if you listen to lots of podcasts. However, if you just want to listen to music, try these streaming services.

Napster and Tidal are the most artist-friendly streaming services out of the five listed above. They pay higher royalty rates to artists per stream than the other three. Apple Music and Deezer are similar in what they pay artists, while Amazon Prime Music is even worse than Spotify in terms of how much artists get paid per stream.

10 Responses

    • Stan

      Anything to close ‘Spotifys’ cheap operation. Comparative: Neil Young vs Joe Rogan; no comparison! Neil is a talented individual, Joe Rogan will Never – Never have the talent, longevity and humanistic qualities as Neil Young. And, Joe Rogan knows this!! Spotify is a cheap organization corrupt with theft and supporting racist and lethargic – attitudinal self despised Joe Rogan. Your comment blends with Joe Rogans mentality which fits the dark mentally of D.Trump. Trump is the dumbest man alive, but, with Joe Rogan appearing on the map, Joe and Spotify qualify for Trumps spot. My university class will be displaying Joe Rogans statements and the assignment is to push those students prepared discourses to media outlets. Oh, Spotifys declining persona will be blended in the discourse. Shut down Spotify. Pass the news – shut down Spotify. PS dumbest comment of late an out Neil Young. This displays your laziness and same darkened mind as Joe Rogan. Shut down Spotify and boycott Joe Rogan.

  1. William Brown

    I’m noticing some of the stories posted doesn’t have a comment section?

    • Idiot Detector

      It’s because people like you abuse the opportunity.

    • Spot

      “Paul Resnikoff” doesn’t want to get ratio’d.

      He and Ashley and Dylan and the others are all mouthpieces for Fascism. They hate free speech. They hate the exchange of different opinions. They bend over for Big Pharma, bend over for lies by NGOs and politicians, and want to stifle any dissent. They will bend over for Disney and China and, some day, and it won’t be long, pedophilia.

      Who cares about Neil Young? He pulled his music off Spotify years ago. He throws tantrums. We know what his past opinions about gay people were.

      Joni Mitchell. She can talk endlessly for 15 years in the mainstream media about “Morgellons” which is a fake disease and not face any media pushback. The CDC calls Morgellons a “delusion”.

      Let’s see if this comment disappears. It would not surprise me. Paul Resnikoff is not American. He doesn’t believe in America or the First Amendment or Free Speech.

      • Paul

        You’re a fool. I hope you get Morgellons and experience it for yourself. Your belief that you have any sane commentary on any topic is the real delusion.

  2. Stan

    Spotify is owned and operated by many uneducated humans. I plead with artists to remove their music from Spotify. Spotify has no internal talent, that they have to steal from the talented musicians. Spotify executives couldn’t make any money any other way! Spotify does support those that are an embarrassment to the airwaves and themselves, such as Joe Rogan. I listened for 5 minutes and realized that if America supports this highly despondent uneducated human, I now understand why America is turning dark on its morals. Poor Joe Rogan has to live with himself daily. That’s depressive to try to comprehend! Thank you Graham Nash for pulling your music off Spitify, sorry, Spotify. Again, any artist reading this, please pull your music off Spotify. Spotify is an elementary operation. A wanna-be. Our organization will support the closure of Spotify. It’s entity is cheap in every way! Spotify supports scum talk show hosts and pays nothing to the talented. Joe Rogan is not talented!! He shouldn’t be paid anything. Spotify, please please close your site!!