On the face of it all, there’s really nothing wrong with Spotify as it stands. It continues to provide solid updates and includes more than enough features for everyone to enjoy. So why would you want to cancel Spotify? Well, it has a lot to do with the HomePod.
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Why Would You Cancel Spotify?
Obviously, this isn’t an issue for those who don’t have or don’t use their HomePods, but there are plenty of us that still do. And despite third-party music service support coming to the HomePod back in 2020, Spotify has yet to adopt the functionality.
More and more Apple users have been voicing their frustrations with Spotify’s inability to “get on board” with the HomePod. But perhaps even more importantly, the lack of proper AirPlay 2 support is also causing frustrations. This goes hand-in-hand with the HomePod, as AirPlay 2 is how the content can be handed off from your iPhone to your HomePod.
For quite awhile, this wasn’t much of an issue, as Apple’s original HomePod was more of a niche device. But now that the $99 HomePod mini is available, Apple’s smart speakers are landing in more and more homes. Unfortunately, this has led to many leaving Spotify’s service in favor of Apple Music.
Subscribe to Apple Music
Before you go through the process of cancelling Spotify, you’ll first want to sign up for Apple Music. The reason for this is to ensure that you can transfer your Spotify playlists into Apple Music without having to deal with any frustrating problems or hang-ups.
There are a few different options for subscribing to Apple Music, but all of these are pretty much self-explanatory. Apple obviously makes the process extremely easy if you are using an iPhone or iPad.
In the event that you are not currently subscribed to Apple Music, you can do so simply by opening the Music app. From there, you will see a prompt to sign up. Simply follow the on-screen steps and you’ll be up and running in no time.
How to Transfer Spotify Playlists to Apple Music
The process for transferring playlists automatically is only possible by using third-party apps. Thankfully, the App Store is filled with some pretty great options. Here are a few others you can try out:
For this example, we’ll be using SongShift as this is one of the most popular and reliable apps for transferring playlists. Here’s how to transfer Spotify playlists to Apple Music:
- Download SongShift from the App Store.
- Scroll down and select Spotify.
- Log in with your Spotify credentials.
- Scroll back up and select Apple Music.
- Log in with your Apple Music credentials or Apple ID.
- Tap the Continue button at the top of the page.
- Tap Get Started.
- In the top right corner, tap the Plus (+) icon.
- Tap Setup Source.
- Select Spotify from the pop-up menu and tap Continue.
- Go through and select the playlists that you want to transfer.
- You also have the option to add multiple playlists in a single transfer.
- Tap Done in the top right corner.
- Tap the I’m Finished button.
- Wait until the process is complete.
Depending on the size of the playlist and the speed of your internet, the playlist transfer may take a little while. If you want to view the progress, just tap the “Shift” under Processing. Once completed, the new playlist will appear within Apple Music.
How to Cancel Spotify In Safari
Unfortunately, there is no way to cancel Spotify from the app on your iPhone or iPad. Instead, there is only one option available for many, and that requires you to use your browser. This can be done on your iPhone, iPad, or the Mac, just as long as you have your Spotify credentials.
- Open Safari or your web browser of choice.
- Navigate to spotify.com/account.
- Log into your account.
- Under Your plan, click CHANGE PLAN.
- Scroll down and click CANCEL PREMIUM.
- Confirm the cancellation.
How to Cancel Spotify On iPhone
In the event that you signed up for Spotify Premium using the App Store, canceling your subscription is a bit different. You’ll need to jump into the settings app and cancel Spotify just like you would with any other subscription from the App Store.
- Open the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.
- Tap your name at the top of the page.
- Tap Subscriptions.
- Locate the Spotify subscription from the list.
- Tap Cancel Subscription.
- Confirm the cancellation.
Apple Music Is An Excellent Choice
When it comes to streaming services, we’ve tried them all. From Spotify and Apple Music to YouTube Music and even TIDAL. But there’s really nothing quite like having a music streaming service that almost flawlessly works with your other devices. Apple Music fits the bill, and you can even integrate it with Shortcuts to make your music listening life even easier.
Andrew is a freelance writer based on the East Coast of the US.
He has written for a variety of sites over the years, including iMore, Android Central, Phandroid, and a few others. Now, he spends his days working for an HVAC company, while moonlighting as a freelance writer at night.