With the sheer number of streaming services out there, it’s not surprising for some of us to get the urge to do some pruning every once in a while. Considering there are close to 300 streamers out there to choose from, it’d cost thousands upon thousands to subscribe to them all.
Even 30 streamers would be too much. For some, even three is verging on excessive. For this reason, it’s worth knowing how to cancel your subscription services. Take Starz on Prime Video Channels, for instance. How do you cancel Starz on Amazon?
While Amazon is guilty of hiding the place where you’re supposed to cancel your subscriptions, the actual process itself isn’t too difficult at all. Once you know where you’re going and what to look for, you’ll be able to cancel Starz on Amazon in as little as two simple steps.
Before getting into it, it’s worth considering whether or not you truly wish to cancel Starz on Amazon in the first place. Once your mind has been made up, we can officially go over the proper steps to do it once and for all.
Why Keep Starz on Amazon?
Starz has around 1,200 titles available in its streaming library. This includes many of Starz’s original series (a number of which are quite critically acclaimed). From Outlander to Heels to Blindspotting to Shining Vale, Starz has plenty of really excellent shows in its library (not to mention the entire web of Power spinoffs and the mainline entries itself).
Classic Starz shows no longer on the air can also be enjoyed, including Black Sails, Party Down, American Gods, Ash vs Evil Dead, and more. Canceling Starz means losing access to them all.
Beyond its original television offerings, Starz also has a fantastic slate of new and classic films alike. Newer titles include Ghostbusters: Afterlife (2021), The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent (2022), Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021), and Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood (2019).
Classics include The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966), Night of the Living Dead (1968), Alien (1979), Heat (1995), and plenty of others. This stacked movie library is a large part of what makes Starz worth holding onto, in our opinion.
Additionally, Starz has one of the very best assemblies of classic Hollywood Westerns available on streaming today. They’ve even had an entire cable channel dedicated to the popular genre before.
From Technicolor gems out of Old Hollywood and revisionist Westerns of the New Hollywood era to more contemporary Westerns from the 21st century onward, Western fans might want to consider keeping their Starz subscription for this wide selection of genre fare alone.
Nevertheless, if you’re still wanting to cancel Starz on Amazon, you can proceed as planned with the steps below.
How to Cancel Starz on Amazon
If you’ve read through all the benefits and offerings Starz provides and you’re still set on cancelling your Starz subscription, we found a tutorial on YouTube to help you through the process. However, if pictures and detailed instructions better suit your style, proceed to the instructions and photos below.
Here’s how to cancel Starz on Amazon through your Prime Channel settings. Luckily, it sounds a lot more difficult than it actually is. You’ll be free from your Starz subscription before you know it.
It’s worth noting that these steps are best when completed from a desktop or laptop computer. You can still cancel on mobile, but it’s going to look a little different from this.
Step 1: Go to Your Account Settings on Amazon Prime
First of all, go to Amazon and, using the side menu, navigate to Prime Video. To do this, click All underneath the Amazon logo in the top left-hand corner.
From there, move your mouse down to Prime Video beneath the Digital Content & Devices heading. Click Prime Video, then click Prime Video again underneath the Prime Video heading. (Redundant, we know.)
Once on the Prime Video homepage, click the gear on the right-hand side beneath the tab that says Who’s Watching? — from there, click Settings. This will take you to the Prime Video Settings page. (Ignore Getting Started and Help; these aren’t relevant to the task at hand and will take you away from where you need to be to cancel Starz on Amazon.)
Step 2: Cancel Channel
Now that you’re on the Prime Video Settings page, you’ll want to click the heading that says Channels. This will take you to a page that looks like the one in the image above.
It will list your Prime Membership payment settings at the top of the page. You can disregard this, as it’s not important to what we’re working on here.
You’ll want to look past this section to the one titled Your Channels. Below here, you’ll see the Starz channel listed alongside any other channels you subscribe to.
Click the blue text that says Cancel Channel. This will take you to a new page that presents you with three different options: “Remind me 3 days before renewal,” “Turn off auto-renew and watch until [renewal date],” and “Keep subscription.”
Step 3: Turn off Auto-Renew
The option you’re looking for is the middle one: Turn off auto-renew. The top and bottom options will not cancel Starz on Amazon, but rather prolong your subscription further. Click the middle option, fill out the survey on the next page, and then poof.
Your Starz channel on Amazon Prime is now done for. You’ll be able to enjoy the Channel until the end of your billing period, at which point you’ll lose access for good.
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