How to Cancel Tidal Subscription Without Losing Playlists [Fastest Way]

Find out how to cancel Tidal, which alternatives are available, and things you should do after leaving.
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Tidal is one of the best streaming platforms in the world. Since its latest price update, it actually offers the highest-quality audio at the best price.

But, people still want to cancel their Tidal subscriptions. It might be because the price update also removed the free tier.

Either way, if you are wondering how to cancel Tidal, we have the answers. We’ll start with the quick answer, explain how not to lose your Tidal playlists when leaving, and then go in-depth and cover every device and platform.

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How to Cancel Tidal: Fastest Solution for All Users

Regardless of your device or OS, the fastest way to cancel your Tidal subscription is to go to account.tidal.com, click Your Subscription, then click “Cancel subscription”, and then click “Continue Cancellation” twice in a row when asked.

How to Keep Playlists When Leaving Tidal

If your decision to cancel Tidal is final, you can save your finely-tuned playlists by using Tune My Music, which is Tidal’s official partner for importing playlists into the service.

The first option is to use the Backup feature, save your playlists, and have them ready for your next streaming platform.

The second option, if you already know your new streaming service, is to use the Transfer feature. Here’s how it works:

  1. 1. Go to the Tune My Music Transfer page.
  2. 2. Select Tidal as the source.

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  1. 3. Select the playlists you wish to transfer (you can move up to 500 songs for free).
  2. 4. Select the destination service.
  3. 5. Start the transfer.

How to Cancel Tidal Subscription on Desktop or Through Desktop App

  1. 1. If you’re starting from the Tidal desktop app, hit the three dots next to your profile name in the top-left corner and click “Manage subscription”. This will take you to account.tidal.com.

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  1. 2. If you’re starting from your web browser, visit account.tidal.com.
  2. 3. Click “Your Subscription” (or you can click the “Subscription” button on the left).

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  1. 4. Click “Cancel subscription” at the bottom.

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  1. 5. Click “Continue Cancellation”.

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  1. 6. When asked, “Are you sure you want to cancel?”, click “Continue Cancellation” again.

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  1. 7. You will see a confirmation that your subscription has been canceled.

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How to Cancel Tidal Subscription on iPhone

First, an important note: You cannot cancel Tidal through the iPhone app. Even Tidal support verifies this. Yes, you can see your current subscription plan when you go to “Manage account,” but you cannot cancel it from the app.

Still, you have two options to cancel Tidal on iPhone.

a) Cancel Tidal on iPhone Through Your Mobile Browser

  1. 1. Open your mobile browser and go to account.tidal.com.
  2. 2. Log in if needed.
  3. 3. Scroll down to the “Your Subscription” button and tap it.

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  1. 4. Scroll down to “Cancel subscription” link and tap it.

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  1. 5. Tap the “Continue Cancellation” button.

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  1. 6. Tap “Continue Cancellation” once again to confirm your decision.

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b) Cancel Through Your Apple ID (Only If You Signed Up Using Apple ID)

This option is only valid if you joined Tidal using your Apple ID.

  1. 1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone (the cogwheel icon).
  2. 2. Tap your Apple ID name.

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  • 3. Tap “Subscriptions”.

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  • 4. Click on your Tidal subscription.
  • 5. Hit the cancel button and verify your choice if needed.

How to Cancel Tidal Subscription on Android App

Unlike Apple users, you can cancel your Tidal subscription on mobile app if you’re an Android user. This is how it’s done.

  • 1. Open your app and tap the heart icon.
  • 2. Tap the gear icon for settings in the upper right corner.
  • 3. Tap the Edit button.
  • 4. Go to “Manage Subscription”.
  • 5. Scroll down and click Subscription.
  • 6. Tap Cancel Subscription and verify your decision.

How to Cancel Tidal Through Google Play

If you registered via Google Play, you can cancel Tidal by following these steps.

  • 1. Open Google Play and go to Subscriptions.
  • 2. Select your Tidal subscription.
  • 3. Hit the cancellation button.
  • 4. Confirm your decision.

Things to Do When Leaving Tidal: Checklist

Once you leave Tidal, there are a few things you should do to keep the process as smooth as possible.

  • Backup Your Playlists: Use Tune My Music to transfer and backup your playlists to another music streaming platform. This will help you keep all your favorite tracks and playlists even after canceling your Tidal subscription.
  • Unsubscribe from Email Notifications: Cancel email notifications in your Tidal settings to avoid receiving promotional content after you’ve canceled your subscription.
  • Delete Account (Optional): If you want to completely remove your presence from Tidal, go to account.tidal.com and delete your account entirely.
  • Check That Your Subscription Was Really Cancelled: Log back into your Tidal account after a few days to confirm that your subscription status is not active and that you no longer have access to premium features.
  • Keep Track of Billing Statements: Check your latest billing statements to confirm there are no unexpected charges and that your subscription is properly canceled.

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5 Tidal Alternatives: Quick Run

In our experience, most people leave their streaming platforms because they found a better alternative. If you’re looking to cancel your Tidal subscription and move on to another service, these are 5 worthy contenders.

  • • Apple Music (Best for Apple Users): Apple Music is perfect if you’re in Apple’s ecosystem. It offers seamless integration with all Apple devices and platforms, not to mention lossless and high-resolution audio at no additional cost. Its curated playlists and radio shows are also a plus (Beats 1 for the win!). However, Tidal also offers exclusives and is still better in terms of artist compensation. Read more in our Apple Music vs. Tidal comparison.
  • • Spotify (Best for Personalized Playlists): Spotify has fantastic personalized playlists and music discovery features via Discover Weekly and Release Radar. The free tier with ads is an added bonus for those who don’t want to commit to a subscription. On the downside, Spotify’s max audio quality is 320 kbps, which does not match Tidal’s HiFi (1411 kbps) and Master track offerings. More info in our Tidal vs. Spotify article.
  • • Qobuz (Best for Audiophiles): Qobuz has the best audio quality of all streaming services, offering FLAC streaming up to 24-bit/192 kHz. Tidal, however, still has an edge in terms of accessibility, as Qobuz has the shortest list of supported countries of all major streaming platforms (only about 2 dozen). Check out our full Qobuz vs. Tidal comparison.
  • • Amazon Music (Best for Smart Home Integration): Amazon Music is a great Tidal alternative if you’re an Amazon Prime member and if smart devices are your thing. It integrates seamlessly with Alexa-enabled devices, and has a substantial catalog of HD and Ultra HD tracks. Still, Tidal’s curated playlists and editorial content provide a more tailored music experience.
  • YouTube Music (Best for Social Features): If you’re looking for a streaming platform that feels more social than Tidal, YouTube Music is a good pick. It has a vast library of rare tracks, too. Nonetheless, Tidal easily surpasses it in terms of audio fidelity. YouTube Music is actually on the lower end when it comes to sound quality.

Can I Reactivate My Tidal Account After Leaving?

Yes, reactivating your Tidal subscription is very easy. Go to account.tidal.com, then to “Your Subscription”, and then just click “Undo Cancellation”. That’s it, you’re back!

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Cancel Tidal Subscription: Summary

That would be it for today. We hope you learned how to cancel your Tidal subscription, what to do after, and alternatives to consider.

Again, the fastest way to cancel Tidal is to go to account.tidal.com, access “Your Subscription”, and hit the cancel button.

If you’re interested in more content like this, visit our How To section for additional articles. Stay safe and enjoy the music!