How to Cancel YouTube Music

Pause or cancel your premium subscription when you need a break

What to Know

  • From the website, click your profile picture > Paid memberships > Manage Membership > Deactivate.
  • On mobile, tap your profile picture > Paid memberships > YouTube Music Premium > Manage > YouTube Music Premium > Deactivate.
  • You can continue using it until your next billing date or when the YouTube Music free trial ends.

This article explains how to pause or cancel your YouTube Music Premium subscription or free trial on the web and in the mobile app.

How to Cancel YouTube Music Premium on Web

You can cancel your subscription in a few steps using your preferred web browser.

  1. Go to youtube.com/paid_memberships in your browser of choice and sign in, if necessary.

  2. Click Manage membership next to YouTube Music Premium.

    Pause or cancel your YouTube Premium subscription.
  3. Click Deactivate.

    Pause or cancel your YouTube Premium subscription.
  4. You'll get the option to pause your subscription. Click CONTINUE TO CANCEL.

    Pause or cancel your YouTube Premium subscription.

How to Cancel YouTube Music on the Mobile App

Managing your subscription via the Android or iOS app is just as straightforward as doing so in a web browser. The screenshots below are from an iPhone, but the process is nearly identical to Android.

  1. Open the YouTube Music app.

  2. Tap your profile picture.

  3. Tap Paid memberships.

  4. Select YouTube Music Premium.

    Canceling YouTube Music on the mobile app.

    If you’re on an iPhone and don’t see an active subscription, you might have to cancel through the App Store

  5. Tap Deactivate.

  6. Tap CONTINUE TO CANCEL.

    Canceling YouTube Music on the mobile app.
  7. Choose a reason from the list and tap Next.

  8. Tap YES, CANCEL.

    Canceling YouTube Music on the mobile app.

How to Pause YouTube Music Premium on Desktop

You can pause your YouTube Music Premium membership for one to six months, and you can cancel during that time. The pause begins at the end of the current billing cycle. You can un-pause your membership before the scheduled resume date.

Pause Your Membership on a Desktop

The instructions for pausing your membership are almost the same as canceling it.

  1. Visit youtube.com/paid_memberships and sign in, if prompted.

  2. Click Manage membership.

    Pause or cancel your YouTube Premium subscription.
  3. Click Deactivate.

    Pause or cancel your YouTube Premium subscription.
  4. Click PAUSE INSTEAD.

    Pause or cancel your YouTube Premium subscription.
  5. Select how many months you want to pause your membership for using the slider, then hit PAUSE MEMBERSHIP.

    Pause or cancel your YouTube Premium subscription.
  6. To resume your membership, go to youtube.com/paid_memberships and click Manage membership > RESUME.

    Pause or cancel your YouTube Premium subscription.
  7. Click Resume on the confirmation message.

    Pause or cancel your YouTube Premium subscription.

Pause Your Membership in the App

The process for pausing and un-pausing your account is similar for Android and iOS.

  1. Tap your profile picture.

  2. Tap Paid memberships and select YouTube Music Premium.

    Canceling YouTube Music on the mobile app.
  3. Tap Deactivate.

  4. Tap PAUSE INSTEAD.

  5. Select how many months you want to pause your membership for using the slider, then tap PAUSE MEMBERSHIP.

    Canceling YouTube Music on the mobile app.
  6. To reactivate your membership, follow the first two steps above and tap RESUME.

  7. Tap RESUME again on the pop-up message.

    Canceling YouTube Music on the mobile app.