So, you’ve tried out the horror-centric streaming service known as Shudder and you’ve decided it’s not for you. It’s not a problem. Canceling Shudder is easy to do. However, if you signed up via Google Play, you’ll have to do more than just delete the app to stop your service. Keep reading to get the full details.


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How to Cancel Your Shudder Subscription

If you signed up via the Shudder website….

There’s no way to cancel through one of the Shudder apps if you signed up through the Shudder website. You have to sign in via, then click My Account and choose Cancel Membership.

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If you signed up via a Shudder app

To cancel, you’ll have to first log into whatever app store you used when you signed up. Once you’ve logged in, you can cancel your membership from there.

  • If you used Google Play to sign up, log in and then click My Subscriptions. You’ll see your membership listed there and you’ll be able to cancel it. You’ll get an email from Google to let you know that your subscription has ended.
  • For iTunes, log in and go to Account Information, then click Subscriptions. Scroll down to find your Shudder membership, then cancel it.

Can I restart my Shudder subscription later?

Yes, and you’ll be able to pick up right where you left off. Shudder will save your account data. Even after you cancel, you’ll be able to view your previously watched movies and see the titles that you added to your My List.

What will I miss in 2020 if I cancel Shudder?

In an interview with Deadline, AMC COO Ed Carroll revealed that eight to ten new original series will land on Shudder this year. Rob Zombie’s 3 From Hell is set to become available in February, as well.

Are there are any good Shudder alternatives?

VRV, a buffet-style streaming service, offers more variety compared to Shudder because it combines several different niche video sites into one. Shudder used to be a VRV partner, but the two streaming services recently parted ways. Sites that provide content for VRV include Crunchyroll, Funimation, Rooster Teeth, Cartoon Hangover, Mondo, Tested, Shudder, Geek & Sundry and Nerdist.

The ad-supported streaming service Popcornflix might be worth checking out, as well. If you don’t mind sitting through the occasional embedded commercial, you can binge through Raw Meat, Day of the Triffids, Vampire Circus and all kinds of other forgotten horror B-movies from the 70s and 80s and 90s.

Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Hulu may also be worth checking out. They’re all a bit more expensive than Shudder, but they offer more than just horror. Netflix has the best original content, but all Amazon Prime subscribers can use Prime Video for free. One of Hulu’s main attractions is that you can get an upgrade that will give you live access to cable TV channels.

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