Introduction

YouTube, like all other apps, offers its users a Premium subscription. It has a lot of benefits in an affordable price. The premium subscription is automatically renewed after a month and you are charged via the credit card info you gave them. However, if you have found a better app or simply don’t want to be charged every month even without using it, then it’s best to cancel it. To do this, you need to know how to cancel YouTube Premium subscription.

What Benefits Does YouTube Premium Offer?

What Benefits Does YouTube Premium Offer
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If you have a subscription, you might already be aware of its many benefits like ad-free experience, background play and much more. Some other benefits include:

Covers Multiple Apps

YouTube Premium includes YouTube, YouTube Music and YouTube Kids, as well as YouTube on your desktop (except Downloads). You might not find this feature in other paid subscriptions.

Watch on TV

Just like free YouTube, you can watch your videos on a compatible Smart TV just by signing in to your YouTube account there. You can watch all videos on the TV ad-free.

Backup Payment

YouTube has an option of having a backup form of payment that will let you use the subscription if your Primary Payment method fails you. Two cards are better than one because low credit days always come unannounced. You can opt out of it if you don’t want to share any additional info with them.

How to Cancel YouTube Premium?

If you have found something new that suits your taste better or if you just want to take a break, you can pause or cancel your YouTube Premium account anytime. If you don’t like the services, you should cancel the subscription before your free trial ends. Otherwise, you will be credited and you’ll lose the money without reaping the benefits of the subscription.

Pause Your Membership

If you are just taking a break, it is advised to pause your subscription and resume it later if you want to. YouTube will not charge you during the pause period and, when you resume, the payment time and method will remain the same.

  • Go to Menu by clicking on Profile and select Paid Memberships, or just visit https://youtube.com/paid_memberships from your computer
  • Click Manage Memberships
  • Select the membership you want to pause
  • Choose Deactivate and select Pause Instead
  • Select the period (1 to 6 Months) for which you want to pause it and click Pause Membership
click Pause Membership
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Cancel Your Membership

How to cancel YouTube Premium instead of pausing it? Follow the steps listed belowL

  • From your YouTube app, click on Profile and go to Paid Memberships or visit https://youtube.com/paid_memberships on your desktop
  • Go to Manage Memberships there
  • Select the membership you want to cancel and click Deactivate
  • Select Continue to cancel
Select Continue to cancel
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  • Choose your reason of cancelling and click Next
cancelling and click Next
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  • Click Yes, Cancel
Click Yes, Cancel
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It’s better to cancel before the billing period ends so you won’t be charged for the next month eithwe. You don’t have to worry about the completion of the month because, if you cancel before the end of the billing period, you will continue to receive its benefits until the period is complete.

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