Spotify announces Family Plan – $14.99 per month for two members
There’s a lot of competition in the music streaming world, which is why Spotify is introducing their all new Family Plan starting at $14.99
Now you finally have a reason to actually pay for a Spotify subscription. The music streaming service announced today that it’s rolling out a family plan to help lower the cost of several family members subscribing to their service. Either that, or they’re trying really hard to compete with up-and-coming music services such as Rdio and Beats.
“The ‘Spotify Family’ plan lets users buy premium subscriptions for up to four additional family members at 50 per cent off, or $4.99 for each additional account. So, for example, a family of five would pay $29.99 through the new family plan rather than the $50”, according to TechCrunch.
Ken Parks, Chief Content Officer at Spotify said this in a statement today:
“This is one of the most asked for features from our audience, With today’s announcement we’re making it easier than ever for the whole family to experience Spotify Premium on their phones, at home and on the go.”
The family account will work like any other stand-alone premium account. For example, members under the family plan will be able to create and manage their own playlist/music library. All other premium rules apply too, such as the feature to cache playlists for offline mode, ad free listening, and multi-device/mobile support.
So the question lingers, will this help Spotify in a world of competitors such as Beats, Google, and Amazon?
Do you think this will help or hurt Spotify? Will you sign up for a family plan? Share what you think in the comments!