Spotify has announced an overhaul of its Family Plan subscriptions today, effectively bringing the offering into line with competing services.
First launched in October 2014, Spotify’s Family Plans have hitherto been offered 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 it will offer a single $15 plan that will get you up to six people in total, identical to both Apple Music and Google Play Music.
It really was only a matter of time before Spotify followed suit, because the pricing was a major differentiator for its rivals. This now 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, and 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 costing $16 / month for six people — but that is only available in France for now.
Via VentureBeat http://venturebeat.com
May 23, 2016 at 01:47AM