Note: Not all payments on YouTube services and memberships are refundable. See below for details.
Movie & show purchases or rentals
If you've purchased or rented a movie or TV show on YouTube, you can return or cancel your purchase anytime within 7 days of purchase if you have not started to play the video. If you haven't watched your show or movie, you can request a refund directly from the Purchases tab of the YouTube app or website.
If you ordered content or features that are defective, unavailable, or do not perform as stated, you may contact our support team to request a refund at any time. When a refund is granted, we'll revoke access to the content and your money will be returned within the refund timelines listed below.
You may cancel a YouTube Red membership at any time. Once you cancel, you will not be charged again. Note that you won't be refunded for the period of time between when you cancel and when your membership officially ends.
If content or features related to your YouTube Red membership are defective, unavailable, or do not perform as stated, you may contact our support team to request a refund at any time. We do not provide refunds or credits for partially elapsed billing periods.
If you're a YouTube Red member who signed up via iTunes, you’ll need to contact Apple support to request a refundfor your YouTube Red membership. Apple’s refund policy will apply.
Super Chat voluntary payments are non-refundable. If you notice an unauthorized Super Chat charge on your account, please contact our support team.
If you purchased a Super Chat on an iOS device, you'll need to contact Apple Support to request a refund. Apple's own refund policy will apply.
Donations & Super Chat for Good payments
|Payment method||Estimated refund time|
3–5 business days
Processing time can be affected by the card issuer and sometimes takes up to 10 business days.
If your credit card is no longer active, refunds will go to the bank that issued your card. Contact the bank to recover funds.
|Direct carrier billing (prepaid / pay-as-you-go)||
1–7 business days
Processing time can be affected by your carrier and sometimes takes longer.
|Direct carrier billing (postpaid / contract)||
1–2 monthly statements
Processing time can be affected by your carrier, but refunds will usually appear within 2 monthly billing statements. If it takes longer, contact your carrier to check the status.
|Google Play balance (gift card or credit balance)||
1 business day
Refunds appear in your Google Payments account. Occasionally this can take up to 3 business days.
|Google Wallet balance||
1 business day
Refunds appear in your Google Wallet account. Occasionally this can take up to 3 business days.
4–10 business days
Processing time depends on your bank, but typically takes between 4 and 10 business days.
3–5 business days
This can sometimes take up to 10 business days. If you're returning the money to a payment method within PayPal (like a linked bank account), contact PayPal for more detailed information.
|iTunes||If you purchased your YouTube Red membership through iTunes, you'll need to contact Apple support to get more information on the status of your refund.|
If you have questions on refund timelines, contact our support team for more information.