How to Cancel Pandora

Moving on? Start here to free yourself from Pandora

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Have you been thinking about quitting Pandora and deleting your account?.

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Cancelling a Pandora account is something that can be done very quickly from within an official Pandora app and on the Pandora website.

If you're a paid Pandora Plus or Premium subscriber though, it's very important that you cancel your subscription before deleting your account. If you fail to cancel your subscription beforehand, you will continue to be billed as the billing of the Plus and Premium subscriptions is done via a third-party and isn't connected to your Pandora account at all.

For example, if you signed up for a paid Premium subscription via the Pandora iPhone app, you will be billed via iTunes and not Pandora. Similarly, if you signed up via the Android app, you're going to be charged through the Google Play Store.

Simply deleting the Pandora app from you device will not cancel your Premium or Plus subscription nor will it delete your Pandora account.

Here's how to cancel your Pandora Plus and Premium subscriptions after which you can delete your Pandora account (and app, if you use one). If you use the free version of Pandora, you can proceed to cancelling your entire Pandora account straight away.

How to Cancel Pandora Plus and Premium on iOS

If you listen to Pandora on an iPhone, iPod, or iPad, follow these instructions for how to cancel your Plus or Premium subscription.

  1. Open the iTunes program on your computer or smart device.
  2. Click on Settings followed by iTunes & App Store and then select your Apple ID.
  3. Click on View Apple ID. If you aren't already logged in, you will be prompted to do so with your email and password.
  4. Select Subscriptions and then click on Pandora.
  5. Click on Cancel Subscription.

How to Cancel Pandora Plus and Premium Subscriptions on Android

If you listen to Pandora on an Android device, you will need to cancel your subscription via the Google Play Store.

  1. Log into your Google account on the official Google Play Store website.
  2. From the left menu, click on My subscriptions.
  3. Click on Pandora and then Cancel Subscription.

How to Cancel Pandora Plus and Premium on PC and Mac

If you listen to Pandora on a Windows PC or Mac, you can cancel your Plus or Premium subscription by logging into your Pandora account via the official website. Once you've done so, do the following.

  1. After logging in on Pandora.com, click on your profile image.
  2. Click on Settings.
  3. Click on Subscriptions and then select Switch Plans.
  4. Choose Cancel Subscription.
  5. You will be asked to enter your account password to confirm your cancellation.

How to Cancel Pandora Plus or Premium on Roku

If you listen to Pandora on a Roku streaming media box, you will have to cancel your Pandora Premium subscription directly on your TV.

  1. Turn your TV and Roku on and search for the Pandora app icon on the Roku Home Screen. Don't click on it.
  2. While highlighting the Pandora app on your TV, press the Options button on the Roku remote.
  3. From the pop-up menu, click on Manage Subscriptions and then choose Cancel Subscription.

How to Cancel Pandora Plus or Premium on Kindle Fire

Pandora users who access the music streaming services on an Amazon Kindle Fire tablet or an Android device that uses the Amazon App Store can cancel their Pandora Premium subscription by doing the following.

  1. On the Home Screen, click on Apps and then choose Store.
  2. Choose My Subscriptions.
  3. From your list of subscriptions, click on Pandora.
  4. Cancel your subscription by disabling the auto-renew setting.

Deleting Your Pandora Account

Now that you've cancelled your Pandora Plus or Premium subscription, your account would have been reverted to a free account and it can now be deleted. Before you do, it's important to remember that your Pandora account is what saves all of your listening history and song preferences. Once you delete your Pandora account, there's no way to get your data back even if you decide to create a new account in the future.

The delete account option on the official Pandora website
To find the Delete Pandora Account option on the Pandora website, you may need to scroll down a bit.

If you're completely sure you wish to delete your Pandora account, do the following.

  1. On your computer, open your preferred web browser and log into your Pandora account on Pandora.com.
  2. Click on your user profile image.
  3. Click on Settings.
  4. Click on Account.
  5. On the bottom of the page will be a link that says Delete Pandora Account. Click on it.
  6. You will then be asked to enter your account password to confirm your account deletion. Your Pandora account will now be deleted.