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Spotify has announced an overhaul of its Family Plan subscriptions today, effectively bringing the offering in line with competing services.
First launched in October 2014, Spotify’s Family Plans have hitherto been available at half-price for each additional family member — so $10 for one person, $15 for two users, $20 for three users, $25 for four users, and $30 for five users. Now Spotify will offer a single $15 plan that allows up to six people and is identical to plans offered by Apple Music and Google Play Music.
It was really only a matter of time before Spotify followed its rivals’ leads, because pricing was a major differentiator. This new plan means up to six people can have their own accounts for around half the previous price, with users able to create their own playlists and listen to their own tunes at the same time as others on the plan. Existing Family Plan subscribers will be upgraded automatically from the next payment date. It’s also worth noting here that family plans have yet to find their way to Canada.
Elsewhere in the music-streaming realm, Tidal and Rhapsody offer a 50 percent discount for additional users, similar to the deal Spotify has just ditched, while Deezer quietly unveiled a Family Plan of its own last year that costs $16 / month for six people — but which is only available in France for now.
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