Spotify: Cheaper for families now

20 October 2014

spotify-logo Spotify is launching a new 'Family' plan, which is going to offer cheaper subscriptions to family members of those who already pay for the service.

Basically, if you're a subscriber to the music streaming platform, you'll be able to add up to four members of your family for £4.99 each. That means you don't all have to have separate Spotify accounts at full price.

Spotify’s chief content officer Ken Parks said that a family plan was “one of the most asked for features from our audience”.

Of course, Spotify aren't the first to do something like this in this field. Rival Rdio launched a similar thing in 2011, while in the States, Beats Music allowed you to add people to your account from January 2014 (they've since ditched the deal though, since they teamed up with Apple).

For Spotify, this could be a nice little earner as there are still a lot of people using the free, ad-supported version. According to the company, they have 40m active users, and 30m of those are using the free version.

This new family plan will launch in the UK within the next two weeks.

TOPICS:   TV

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