With unlimited skips, free downloads, offline listening, and plenty of other features, upgrading to the premium version has plenty of incentives. Not to mention, premium accounts are also completely ad-free. Instead, you need to shuffle an artist, album, genre, or playlist. Curated playlists and offline listening are also unavailable, as is Radio. You can also save tracks for offline listening , access Spotify Radio, and watch music videos and Spotify podcasts. It also comes with a free Hulu subscription. Just make sure you re-register as a student after a year , or Spotify will strip you of the Hulu membership and start charging you the full Premium price. Own a Chase credit card? Several employers offer Spotify Premium for free, including Starbucks, which has , employees on a comped subscription. All three cost the same and tout a similar set of features, but Spotify comes out on top — in our opinion, at least.
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Long gone are the days when music lovers had to buy records or CDs to listen to their tunes - or, even stream their songs through old copyright-challenged sites like Napster. And the service's popularity seems to be growing. In fact, the streaming company amassed some 96 million Spotify Premium subscribers as of the last quarter of , according to Statista. But considering the service is gaining so many users, how much does Spotify Premium actually cost? The standard Spotify Premium membership includes an ad-supported subscription to video streaming service Hulu , while the student subscription includes subscriptions to both Hulu and fellow streaming service Showtime. The standard Spotify Premium subscription includes unlimited streaming, downloading music, unlimited skips, an ad-supported Hulu subscription and the ability to cancel at any time. The student subscription is good for one year but is renewable, and is only available to students 18 years old and older.
Spotify made it much more affordable to have your whole family on a Spotify Premium plan last month, but it didn't make the process of adding family members any easier. Late last month, Spotify changed the pricing for its family plans to match those of Apple Music and Google Play Music. This puts Spotify's family plan pricing in line with many other popular music streaming services available. Sadly, Spotify didn't make upgrading your account from Premium to Family any more intuitive, and user management could use some work. Nonetheless, here is how to upgrade your Spotify account and share your Premium access with your family. Upgrading your Spotify account to Family isn't a difficult process, but it's not immediately apparent where you need to go to make the change. Even worse, you can't make any of these changes from within the mobile or desktop Spotify apps.