How to cancel your YouTube Premium subscription on a computer or mobile device

ShutterstockYou can cancel a YouTube Premium subscription with a few clicks or taps.
  • You can cancel YouTubePremium, the $US12 per month subscription service offering ad-free videos and other content from YouTube, in a few different ways.
  • If you have a subscription to YouTubePremium and want to cancel, you can do that using the Paid Memberships link under your avatar on a desktop web browser or in the mobile app.
  • If you subscribed via iTunes, you’ll need to cancel YouTubePremium in the App Store app on your iPhone.
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YouTubePremium (which was formerly called YouTube Red) is a subscription version of YouTube that offers ad-free versions of all the video on the site, along with exclusive original content and some other features (like downloads for offline playback) for $US12 per month.

If you’ve tried YouTubePremium but want to cancel your subscription, you can do it with just a few clicks or taps.

In most cases, you can cancel YouTubePremium from the web site or the YouTube mobile app. The only exception is if you subscribed via iTunes – you’ll need to unsubscribe using the App Store app on your iPhone.

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How to cancel YouTubePremium in a web browser

1. Open YouTube in a web browser.

2. Click your avatar in the upper right corner and click “Paid memberships.”

Premium 1Dave Johnson/Business InsiderOpen the Paid memberships page form the menu under your account avatar.

3. You should see YouTube Premium listed as a paid membership. Click “Cancel Membership.”

Premium 2Dave Johnson/Business InsiderTo end your membership, click Cancel Membership.

4. When asked, confirm you really want to do this by clicking “Yes.”

How to cancel YouTube Premium in the mobile app

1. Start the YouTube app.

2. Tap your avatar in the upper right corner and tap “Paid memberships.”

3. In the YouTube Premium section, tap “Manage.”

Premium 3Dave Johnson/Business InsiderTap ‘Manage’ to open the membership page in a browser where you can tap the Cancel link.

After the membership page opens in the browser, tap “Cancel Membership.” Confirm you want to do this by tapping “Yes.”

How to cancel YouTube Premium from the iPhone’s App Store

If you originally subscribed to YouTube Premium via iTunes back when the service was called YouTube Red (you can no longer subscribe this way, so this only applies to a small number of long-time YouTube Premium members), you need to unsubscribe using the App Store.

1. On your iPhone, start the App Store app.

2. Tap your avatar in the upper right corner.

3. Tap “Manage Subscriptions.”

Premium 4Dave Johnson/Business InsiderIf you subscribed using iTunes, you need to unsubscribe using the ‘Manage Subscriptions’ option in the App Store.

4. Tap “YouTube Premium.”

5. Tap “Cancel Subscription” and then tap “Confirm” to complete the process.

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