Streaming services have changed the way we consume media and digital content. Now, instead of buying one work, it is much more profitable to pay for one of the many subscription offers. This applies not only to games, films and books, but also to music. One of the biggest companies offering this type of access is Spotify.
Spotify’s popularity didn’t come out of nowhere. Two decades ago, discs were the standard way to play and store music. This medium, however, has many disadvantages and was replaced by digital distribution relatively quickly. However, working with individual files was also not the most convenient. The Swedish site has made a great entry into an untapped sector of the market by offering its customers access to hundreds of thousands of songs. All this without buying or downloading. The only thing a customer needs is a Spotify account, and for more demanding people, a Spotify Premium account.
The basic Spotify option has some limitations that may encourage customers to consider upgrading to a paid subscription plan. There are audio ads in Spotify Free that many people can’t calmly enjoy while listening to music. In addition, the free option offers the worst audio streaming quality and the inability to download files to the device’s hard drive.
Spotify Premium is ad-free, so users can enjoy their favorite music without any downtime. Sudden loss of internet connection won’t be a problem either, thanks to the ability to download songs and play them offline. Spotify’s paid subscription also allows you to play any song on demand, unlike the free plan, which only allows you to listen to randomly played songs from a given album.
The premium version of Spotify has four options: Individual, Duo, Family, and Student. These offers differ mainly in price, certain possibilities and the number of people who will be able to use the service.
Spotify Premium Individual is a single user option that contains all the benefits of a Premium subscription. Its price is $9.99 per month.
Spotify Premium Duo is a package of two premium accounts for couples living at the same address. In addition to all the premium benefits, this option also offers a carefully curated music playlist for both people. The price is $12.99 per month.
Spotify Premium Family is a package of up to six accounts for family members living at the same address. It includes all the benefits of Premium. The price is $14.99 per month.
Spotify Premium Student is an option identical to the standard individual Premium package. The only significant difference is the price reduction. The subscription costs $4.99 per month and is available to students at approved colleges.
So, as you can see, Spotify is an inexpensive service. Using the website for a year will certainly be cheaper than buying every piece of music we want to listen to. In Duo and Family packages, the price becomes extremely attractive, considering the cost of one person. Users who are not going to spend money on the service can still use Spotify Free, but then they must consider the limitations.
Customers who haven’t used any of the Spotify Premium options yet can take advantage of a free month trial. To do this, you will need to link the correct payment method to your Spotify account.