Amazon provides its user base with a diverse array of products, but you’ll find just as much variance with its membership plans. Whether you have a free trial coming to an end or no longer need Amazon Prime, you can cancel subscriptions on Amazon using these steps from a PC or mobile device.
Amazon Subscriptions Explained
Amazon started off selling movies, music, and books before moving into a wider range of consumer goods in the late 1990s. Subscriptions have been around in some form since the company’s inception, but have changed considerably over the years.
Today consumers can subscribe to magazines through Amazon along with ComiXology or the Blink video doorbell. You can rent movies through Amazon Video, take out an Amazon Prime subscription, or set up Subscribe & Save. Some services are also only available as a perk of Prime like the Amazon Book Box membership.
Regardless of which membership you choose, Amazon makes canceling painless. You can manage most subscriptions through the company by accessing your account settings whether you’re on a web browser or a smartphone.
Cancel Amazon Subscriptions via the Web
If you have access to a web browser on a desktop PC or laptop, you can cancel Amazon subscriptions through the web. This method works for almost every subscription aside from Audible and a few others which we’ll show you how to address.
Step 1: Log in to Amazon
Go to Amazon.com and sign into your account. You can hover over the Sign-In link on the upper right-hand side of the page and click on Sign In to bring up the login screen.
Step 2: Go to Memberships and Subscriptions
When the page refreshes and you’re logged in, you need to go to the memberships section. You can do this by going to the same section where you logged which now reads Account & Lists. Hover over this area and select Memberships & Subscriptions when the drop-down menu appears.
Step 3: Manage Subscription
From the Subscriptions menu, you can see any active subscriptions through Amazon, including Amazon Prime memberships. If you have multiple subscriptions, you can use filters to sort through memberships until you find the one you need to cancel.
Step 4: Cancel Your Amazon Subscription
When you find the membership you want to cancel, click on Settings and look for the Cancel button. Choose Cancel Membership and follow any additional screens to end the subscription.
Cancel Amazon Subscriptions on iPhone or Android
The menu locations are a little different if you want to cancel Amazon subscriptions through the Amazon app for Android or iOS, although the process is just as simple.
Step 1: Open the App
Locate the Amazon app on your iPhone or Android device. Tap to open the app and sign in if you aren’t already logged into Amazon on your smartphone or tablet.
Step 2: Access Account Settings
Once you’ve opened the app and are logged in, you’ll see a row of icons at the bottom of the screen. Select the person icon.
Step 3: Manage Account
When the new screen opens, you’ll see tabs for lists, orders, and your account at the top along with any recent orders. Tap on Your Account to access account settings.
Scroll down past the customer service section to Account Settings. In this section, find Memberships & Subscriptions and tap on it to open the next menu.
Step 4: Cancel Amazon Subscriptions
From this screen, you’ll see any active subscriptions you have on your Amazon account. To cancel a subscription, tap on Manage Subscription next to the membership you want to cancel, and then choose Cancel to end your subscription.
Don’t see your Amazon Subscription?
Amazon has done an excellent job of keeping things streamlined through its app and website despite the number of services they offer. While the Memberships section holds most data related to subscriptions you’ve taken through the company, you may have trouble finding memberships if you’re a Kindle user.
To cancel or find memberships to Kindle Newsstand, Subscribe & Save or Audible, go to the Memberships & Subscriptions section under Account Settings. At the bottom of the page, you will see icons for each of these services along with a section for orders.
Select the subscription you want to manage. From the next screen, choose Cancel to end your membership to Audible or another service. The process may vary from one service to another, but is straightforward from start to finish.