How to Cancel Apple TV

Updated on April 15, 2024

At a Glance

  • To cancel your Apple TV subscription on the Apple TV device, open the home screen, go to Settings, select Users and Accounts, choose your username, scroll down to Subscriptions, pick Apple TV Plus – Channel, select Cancel Subscription, and confirm.
  • On a Mac, open the Apple TV Plus app, click Account, choose View my Account, go to Manage Subscriptions under Settings, click Edit next to Apple TV Plus, and select Cancel Subscription.
  • On a browser, sign in to tv.apple.com, go to Settings, click Manage under Apple TV Plus, and choose Cancel Subscription.
  • On an iPhone, open the Apple TV app, tap your profile icon, select Manage Subscriptions, choose Apple TV Plus, tap Cancel Subscription, and confirm.

Apple TV Plus is great, especially for those who have favorite shows that they do not want to miss. Apple was generous enough to offer this amazing service, and Apple TV managed to become one of the most loved and prestigious streaming services in the world.

For a month of enjoying the service, you have to pay $4.99, a very low price. This is all after a free 7-day trial. It all sounds very convenient. However, after a while, you may want to cancel the subscription, either because it doesn’t interest you anymore or because you don’t want to pay the monthly fee any longer.

Though we go over how to cancel Apple TV in detail in this guide, the short version is that you should open up Apple TV on your Mac, iPhone, or Apple TV device, go to the Account section, click into the Subscriptions section, and find the Cancel Subscription button.

How to Cancel Apple TV Through an Apple TV Device

One way to cancel your Apple TV subscription is by using your Apple TV device. This process is pretty easy, but it’s still important to follow the right steps and make sure you terminate your subscription properly so you’re not charged for it next month. Here are the steps to take.

  1. First things first, open the Apple TV home screen.
  2. From here, select Settings.
  3. Now, click on Users and Accounts.
  4. Pick your username.
  5. Then, scroll down until you see the Subscriptions option, and select it.
  6. Choose Apple TV Plus – Channel.
  7. Now keep scrolling down until you see the Cancel Subscription option. Click it.
  8. Click Confirm.

Be wary that if you only used the free trial so far, once the trial ends, you will have to pay for the subscription. But if you cancel the free trial early, you will lose access to the remaining trial – therefore, you will lose access to the shows and other perks.

If you have a paid subscription, you can still cancel it and renew it whenever you wish in the future. Once you cancel it, you can use the offers from Apple TV Plus for the remainder of the current subscription, more specifically until the next billing date. Once the billing date comes, you will lose access to all the benefits you had previously.

How to Cancel Apple TV on a Mac

Canceling Apple TV Plus can also be done on your Mac, but the process will be a bit different from the one you have on your Apple TV device. Here are the steps you will have to go through:

  1. Open the Apple TV Plus application.
  2. Then, from the very top of the page, click on Account.
  3. Next, select View my Account.
  4. Scroll down until you find the Settings submenu and then click on Manage right next to Subscriptions.
  5. Click on Edit next to Apple TV Plus.
  6. Then, select the Cancel Subscription option to cancel it.

You can also cancel your Apple TV subscription from your browser. The steps you have to go through are the following:

  1. Access tv.apple.com.
  2. Sign in to your account. This can be done by clicking Sign In from the upper right corner of the screen.
  3. Use your Apple ID to sign in.
  4. From the upper right corner, click on the person icon. This will appear once you sign in.
  5. Now, click on Settings.
  6. Keep scrolling down until you see the Subscriptions part.
  7. Click Manage under Apple TV Plus.
  8. Next, click Cancel Subscription.
  9. In the next window, you will have to confirm the cancellation, and it will be complete.

How to Cancel Apple TV on an iPhone

It is also possible to cancel your Apple TV on an iPhone, and it is ideal if it’s your only option at the moment. You may either not be at home or just not have access to a Mac or Apple TV device. An iPhone comes in handy in this scenario. This is what you have to do to cancel Apple TV Plus on your iPhone:

  1. On your phone, open the Apple TV app.
  2. Make sure you are logged into your account.
  3. From the upper right part of the screen, tap on your profile icon. This will allow you to access your account.
  4. Now, tap on Manage Subscriptions.
  5. From the Subscriptions tab, you should select Apple TV Plus.
  6. Now, tap on Cancel Subscription.
  7. In the next window, confirm the cancellation.

How to Reverse an Apple TV Cancellation

Even if you decide to cancel your subscription, you can always come back later and re-subscribe to Apple TV Plus. It is possible to do it whenever you want. All you have to do to reverse the cancellation is access tv.apple.com on your browser, or go to your Apple TV or iPhone Apple TV app to do it. You will be able to gain access to various shows again and many other perks that Apple has in store for this service.

Make sure that the subscription you canceled was not a free trial, though, because canceling it early on will result in you losing access to the benefits. The Apple TV free trial is three months. If you signed up for the free trial, you should only cancel it one day before it ends if you don’t want to pay for it in the future.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How do I cancel my Apple TV subscription on an iPhone or iPad?

To cancel your Apple TV subscription on an iPhone or iPad, go to ‘Settings’, tap your Apple ID, select ‘Subscriptions’, find Apple TV, and then choose ‘Cancel Subscription’.

Can I cancel my Apple TV subscription from a web browser?

Yes, you can cancel your Apple TV subscription from a web browser. Log in to your Apple ID account at the Apple TV website, go to the ‘Account’ section, find ‘Subscriptions’, and select ‘Manage’. From there, you can cancel your subscription.

What happens if I cancel my Apple TV subscription before the billing period ends?

If you cancel your Apple TV subscription before the billing period ends, you will still have access to the service until the end of the current billing cycle.

Is there a penalty for cancelling Apple TV subscription early?

There is no penalty for cancelling an Apple TV subscription early. You can cancel at any time and will retain access until the end of the current billing period.

How do I cancel Apple TV on my Mac?

To cancel Apple TV on a Mac, open the App Store, click on your Apple ID at the bottom left, select ‘View Information’, scroll to ‘Subscriptions’, and click ‘Manage’. Find Apple TV and select ‘Cancel Subscription’.

What should I do if I can’t find the option to cancel my Apple TV subscription?

If you can’t find the option to cancel your Apple TV subscription, ensure you’re signed in with the correct Apple ID. If the problem persists, you may need to contact Apple Support for assistance.

Can I get a refund after cancelling my Apple TV subscription?

Refunds for Apple TV subscriptions are typically not available, but you can contact Apple Support to inquire about any specific circumstances that might warrant a refund.

Will cancelling my Apple TV subscription affect my other Apple services?

Cancelling your Apple TV subscription will not affect your other Apple services. Each service is managed independently in terms of subscriptions.

How soon after cancellation will my Apple TV subscription stop?

Your Apple TV subscription will stop at the end of your current billing cycle after cancellation.

If I cancel my subscription, can I re-subscribe to Apple TV later?

Yes, if you cancel your Apple TV subscription, you can re-subscribe at any time. Your account and preferences will be saved for a certain period.

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Final Thoughts

If you wanted to know how to cancel Apple TV, you now have all the steps to go through. The cancellation process will be different depending on whether you cancel from a browser, Apple TV device, Mac application, or iPhone app. But overall, it will be very easy if you know what the right steps are. If you cancel the membership before the next billing date, you can still use the service, and once the next billing cycle arrives, you will lose access. Luckily, you have the option to return and resubscribe to the service, after which you will once again be able to enjoy your favorite shows and seasons.

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