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Cancel or change a subscription on Google Play

Subscriptions on Google Play renew automatically unless you unsubscribe. If you don't want the subscription for your magazine, newsstand content (e.g. the New York Times), streaming service, or other app to renew, you can cancel the subscription on Google Play. You can also change the payment method used for a subscription or membership. Sometimes you can also change the subscription frequency.

Cancel a subscription

  1. Open the Google Play Store Google Play.
  2. Tap Menu Menuand thenAccountand thenSubscriptions.
  3. Find the subscription you want to cancel. 
  4. Tap Cancel

Important: Uninstalling an app will not automatically stop your subscription. You must cancel your subscription to end your subscription. If you uninstall the app without canceling your subscription, you will still be charged. If an app you've purchased a subscription for is removed from Google Play, your future subscription will be automatically canceled but past subscriptions will not be refunded.

Access after you cancel

When you cancel a subscription you will still have access to your subscription for the remainder of time you have already paid for. 

For example, if you purchased a one-year subscription on Jan. 1 for $10 and decide to cancel your subscription on July 1, you will have access to the subscription until Dec. 31. But you will not be charged another yearly subscription of $10 the following Jan. 1.

If you cancel your subscription then want to restart it, set up your subscription again.

Refunds for subscriptions

For information on subscription refunds, see returns and refunds on Google Play

Manage your subscriptions

View your subscriptions & renewal dates
  1. Open the Google Play Store Google Play.
  2. Tap Menu Menuand thenAccountand thenSubscriptions.
Change the payment method for a subscription


By default the same payment method you used to purchase the subscription will be charged for renewals. Renewals may take place 24 hours before each subscription period starts. To change the payment method used:  

  1. Open the Google Play Store Google Play.
  2. Tap Menu Menuand thenAccountand thenSubscriptions.
  3. Find the subscription you want to update. 
  4. Tap Update

If your payment method is declined or has insufficient funds, your subscription may be cancelled. If this happens, set up your subscription again.

Change the frequency of your subscription

Some apps may offer the ability to change an existing subscription, like upgrading from a monthly to a yearly subscription. When this is available, you'll see a "Change subscription" screen that outlines the details of your current plan and the new plan. After changing subscriptions, you'll receive a confirmation email with the details.

 

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