YouTube Red is one of those strange things that some people love and others love to hate. Depending on your personal preferences, not to mention how much you use it, it’s something you really feel like you can’t live without and you wonder what you ever did before it came along. On the other hand, you might feel like you’re just wasting your money paying for it month after month. It’s like the age-old debate between which satellite company is the best. Some people love one company and loathe the other, and they feel passionately about the subject for personal reasons.
Just assuming that you’re not all that crazy about YouTube Red, it’s important to know how to cancel your membership if you end up believing that it’s really not all it’s cracked up to be. If you really want to play devil’s advocate, imagine that you don’t get have it, but you’re considering getting it. In that case, it’s time to go over some of the things that you might consider benefits of having YouTube Red, along with a more detailed description of exactly what you need to do to cancel your membership if you should choose to do so later on.
The biggest thing that you’ll probably notice with YouTube Red is that you don’t have to wait on all those annoying ads every time you want to watch a video. There are few things more frustrating than trying to watch something and being forced to sit through ads for everything under the sun before you can see it. These days, YouTube is even taking things up a few notches by forcing people to watch as many as two ads before the video plays. If that annoys you, and who isn’t annoyed by it, the $10 a month membership fee for YouTube Red might be worth it. There are also a few other perks that are worth noting. You get access to additional content and you have access to original content that no one else can see. Again, it all comes back to how much time you spend on YouTube. If you’re only on there occasionally, it probably isn’t worth it. If it’s one of your go-to social media platforms, it might be a different story.
Regardless of whether or not you already have the service and you want to get rid of it or you’re considering getting it and you just don’t want to feel like you’re about to get trapped in something you can’t get out of if you want to, it’s important to know exactly how you can cancel your membership. Like most of these types of services, YouTube takes the money out of your bank account automatically so if you end up being dissatisfied and you can’t figure out how to cancel the service, you’re stuck with it. If you don’t like it or you’re not using it, that’s basically the same thing as rolling down your car window and tossing a $10 bill out the window every month. It doesn’t sound like much from month to month, but it adds up to a pretty significant chunk of change over the course of a year.
Now it’s time to get down to the nuts and bolts of the subject. What do you need to do to cancel your membership? It’s not as hard as you think, but if you don’t know how to do it, you might come to believe that it’s impossible. The first thing you need to do is go to the YouTube app on your phone and find your profile picture. Next, click on that and you should see a subject line for YouTube Red. Click on that and then scroll down until you find the subject line that allows you to manage your membership. From there, click on the cancel button and this should cancel your membership. You should also get an email verifying that you have cancelled it. Of course, it’s always a good idea to double check your bank statements for the next few months and make sure that the money isn’t being taken out anymore. It’s equally important to mention that if you cancel your membership right around the time your payment is due, that final payment might still come out of your bank account.