How to Cancel Starz on Apple TV
How many times have you binge-watched a show, loved it, and then discovered that the rest of a channel’s programming just wasn’t for you? If so, you’re not the only one. Thousands of people end up paying for subscriptions that they barely use, including Apple TV subs to Starz. If you’d like to get out of this predicament, but don’t know how to cancel Starz on Apple TV, keep reading.
The short, simple guide below will walk you through every step of canceling your Starz subscription. Even if you have no idea how to manage subscriptions Apple TV handles for you, you can follow along with these easy steps.
How to Cancel Starz on Apple TV -- Step by Step
Need to get rid of your Starz subscription? No problem! It might not be immediately obvious — there aren’t a million searches for “how do I access my Apple TV account” for nothing — but the process is surprisingly easy once you know where to go.
1. Go into your device's "Settings" menu.
Though it might seem counterintuitive, you actually don’t want to manage subscriptions Apple handles for you using the Apple TV app. You need to go into your device’s “Settings” menu instead.
2. Click or tap on your name.
On the “Settings” screen, you should see your name and profile picture near the top. Click or tap on this, and it’ll bring up another list of options. You should see “Subscriptions” among them.
3. Click or tap on "Subscriptions."
This should have a small right arrow icon (>) beside it. If you’ve been wondering how to cancel Starz on Apple TV, or any other subscription for that matter, this part is the key. From the “Subscriptions” menu, you can manage pretty much everything.
4. Find Starz in your list of subscriptions.
This list will show everything to which you’re subscribed. It’ll also let you know when your renewal date is, and whether or not you have a free trial for that service.
The subscriptions listed under “Active” are just that — subs that haven’t expired or been canceled yet. Below that, you’ll have a second list titled “Expired.” This will show you all of your old, lapsed, or canceled subscriptions.
If Starz doesn’t appear here under “Active,” check under “Expired” to make sure you haven’t already canceled it. If it doesn’t appear in either list, it’s possible that you may have subscribed to it through a service other than Apple TV or iTunes.
5. Click or tap on Starz.
Once you find Starz in your “Active” subscription list, select it. This will bring you to another screen with more in-depth information, including the cost of your subscription.
6. Click or tap on "Cancel Subscription."
This will be in red text below your Starz subscription information. A small pop-up
7. Confirm your decision.
The pop-up window will ask you to confirm your cancellation. It’ll also let you know your last date to access Starz. Cancellation doesn’t immediately terminate your subscription — if you’ve already paid for this month, you’ll still be able to watch Starz until your next renewal date. Your subscription just won’t auto-renew.
Click or tap on “Confirm” to cancel your sub, or “Not Now” to back out. If you’re not ready to cancel just yet, choose “Not Now” and return to this guide to learn how to cancel Starz on Apple TV later.
8. You're all set.
Now, you know how to cancel Starz on Apple TV. Your subscription is cut, and you’ll no longer be able to watch Starz after your cutoff date.
You can also use the steps in this guide to cancel any other channel that you no longer wish to watch. Just go to “Settings,” “Subscriptions,” and tap on whatever other subscription you’d like to terminate. Follow the same steps above, and you’ll be able to cancel that, too.
How to Renew a Canceled Subscription
To renew, you just need to follow the same steps outlined above. Once you click on the channel or service that you’d like to renew, there won’t be an option for “Cancel Subscription.” Instead, you’ll just see your options for renewal. Then:
1. Tap or click on one of the renewal options.
It’ll probably look something like STARZ (1 month) $5.99. You may have multiple options, like one, three, or twelve-month subscriptions. Choose whichever option appeals to you most.
2. Follow the prompts to confirm your re-subscription.
After that, you’ll be automatically re-subscribed. Your subscription will renew automatically until and unless you choose to re-cancel it. You can cancel at any time by simply following the steps outlined in the above guide again.
How to Cancel Apple TV on iPhone
What if you don’t just want to know how to cancel Starz on Apple TV, you’d like to get rid of Apple TV+? That’s perfectly doable!
No matter whether you’re using an iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV device itself, the process is very similar.
1. Go to "Settings."
In the “Settings” app, you should find your name and profile picture near the top. Apple TV users can use their remote to highlight and select “Settings.”
2. Select your name.
This will take you to a different screen. You should see a submenu titled “Subscriptions.”
3. Click, tap, or otherwise select "Subscriptions."
This will bring up a list of all of the channels to which you’ve subscribed using your Apple devices. You should see a section for both “Active” and “Expired” subs. Make sure that Apple TV+ is listed under “Active.” If it appears under “Expired,” you don’t need to do anything — your Apple TV+ subscription has already been canceled.
If you don’t see Apple TV+ there, you may not be logged in to the correct account. You have to log in to the account connected to the subscription in order to terminate it.
4. Locate and select Apple TV+ in the "Subscriptions" list.
This will show you more information about your Apple TV+ sub, including any free trials you might have, the cost of the service, and your next renewal date. Near the bottom, you should see a red link labeled “Cancel Subscription.”
5. Choose "Cancel Subscription."
This will bring up a pop-up window offering more details about the service, including the last date you can access it if you unsubscribe now.
6. Select "Confirm."
There will be two buttons: “Confirm” and “Not Now.” Select “Confirm” to finalize your cancellation.
You’re all set. Now that you know how to cancel Apple TV on iPhone, iPad, or other Apple devices, you can apply this to any other channel or service you’d like to terminate.
How do I access my Apple TV account?
Sign in on your Apple TV or other streaming device using your Apple ID and password. This will give you access to your subscriptions, allow you to set password restrictions, and more. If you don’t remember your password, follow Apple’s instructions to reset it.
Where is the account menu on Apple TV App?
If you look at the top menu bar for the Apple TV app, you should see options like “File,” “Edit,” and so forth. “Account” should appear between “Controls” and “Window.” Sometimes, something goes wrong and “Account” disappears. If this happens, check Apple’s support community for help.
Is the Apple TV password the same as Apple ID?
No, these are two different things. Your Apple ID should be your email address. Your Apple TV password is used to restrict access to Apple TV, especially when it comes to making purchases. You can also choose whether or not your Apple TV requires a password.
How do I manage my Apple TV subscriptions?
You can manage your Apple TV subscriptions by going to “Settings” on your Apple device, then your username, then “Subscriptions.” You should see a list of all of the channels and services to which you are subscribed, and will be able to manage them as you like.
How to Cancel Starz on Apple TV Quickly and Painlessly
Fortunately for its users, Apple makes it pretty easy to make changes to your subscriptions. If you want to know how to cancel Starz on Apple TV, or any other channel for that matter, all you need to do is:
- Go to “Settings.”
- Select your username.
- Select “Subscriptions.”
- Choose “Starz.”
- Click or tap “Cancel Subscription.”
- Hit “Confirm” in the confirmation pop-up window.
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