How to cancel a Starz subscription on Roku

There are two ways to cancel your Starz subscription through Roku, which include either using the streaming device or web browser.

Roku is one of the leading streaming video players in the United States, which allows its subscribers to stream paid and free videos on a single platform. One of the most commonly added subscription channels is Starz.

The channel with an extensive library of films and television shows may not be as popular as HBO Max, which might result in the desire to cancel the subscription.

If the subscription was acquired via Roku, the platform provides two ways to end your subscription, either via the streaming device or through the web browser.

Why would I want to unsubscribe to Starz?

The purpose of having an extensive list of channels available to you is to ensure that you have a wide variety of shows and movies to watch during your downtime.

However, with a busy schedule, bingeing on content from various subscription channels may not be possible and subsequently becomes an expensive option to keep. This is as a Starz subscription on Roku is $8.99 per month.

Therefore, cancelling your subscription can save costs as Roku already has hundreds of free channels to watch from without the need for additional subscription channels.

How to cancel a Starz subscription on Roku?

Before sharing the steps on how to cancel a Starz subscription on Roku, it is important to confirm that the subscription was activated through your Roku subscription.

This is as cancelling the subscription on Roku when you did not acquire the subscription via Roku is slightly different.

One way to know this is if your Starz subscription fees are included in the overall subscription payment that you need to make to Roku.

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Thereafter, there are two ways to cancel the subscription. This can be done through the streaming device, or via the Roku website by logging into your account, which is easier.

If you wish to unsubscribe by logging into your account with the web browser, the steps to follow include:

  • Step 1: Visit the Roku account
  • Step 2: Enter your sign in details and select “Submit” to confirm
  • Step 3: Hover your mouse over the “Welcome” tab with your name at the top-right of the screen
  • Step 4: Select “Manage your subscriptions”
  • Step 5: A list of your subscriptions will then appear, select the Starz icon
  • Step 6: Click the “Unsubscribe” button to the right to cancel your subscription

Alternatively, through the streaming device, the steps to follow include:

  • Step 1: Press “Home” on your Roku remote
  • Step 2: Select the channel you want to cancel
  • Step 3: Then press the asterisk (*) button on your remote to open the options menu
  • Step 4: Select “Manage subscription”
  • Step 5: Select “Cancel” to unsubscribe to the subscription
  • Step 6: To confirm, click on “Done”
How to cancel a Starz subscription on Roku
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What if my Starz subscription was not through Roku?

If you did not acquire your Starz subscription through Roku, then you cannot cancel the subscription via Roku.  Instead, you need to cancel the subscription by visiting the actual Starz website in order to cancel your subscription.

This is as it was acquired independently from Roku, although it appears as one of the icons of the streaming video player.

The steps to cancel the subscription directly are:

  • Step 1: Log into Starz by providing your sign in details and clicking “Log in”
  • Step 2: Select “Subscriptions” under the “Account” tab
  • Step 3: Click on “Cancel Subscription”
  • Step 4: You will have to share a reason for the cancellation
  • Step 5: Thereafter click on “Continue Cancelation”
  • Step 6: You should be taken onto the next page confirming your cancellation

How to remove the Starz icon from your Roku

In order to remove the Starz icon from your Roku channel options to stream, you need to unsubscribe from the channel. As such, the steps mirror those needed when cancelling the subscription on the device.

These steps include:

  • Step 1: Press “Home” on your Roku remote
  • Step 2: Choose the channel that you want to cancel
  • Step 3: Then press the asterisk (*) button on your remote to open the options menu
  • Step 4: Select “Manage subscription”
  • Step 5: Click on “Cancel” to unsubscribe to the subscription
  • Step 6: To confirm, select “Done”

Why does Starz still work after unsubscribing?

One of the important factors to keep in mind before cancelling your Starz subscription is that it is not immediate.

This is as cancelling the subscription only means that you are disabling the auto-renewal of your subscription and the charges that come with it.

This means that if you cancel the subscription mid-month, you will still have access to the channel until the subscription expires on the day of the next scheduled subscription payment date. This means that you can enjoy the programming of the channel until then.