4 Ways to Save Money on Spotify

There are a few different things you might want to consider that could save you money as a Spotify user. And if you don’t currently use Spotify but are interested, this post can help you better understand your options!

If you don’t know what Spotify is, it’s an awesome platform for Music and Podcasts. I’ve used it practically everyday for a few years now – highly recommend!


Here are 4 Ways to Save Money on Spotify.


1. Use Spotify’s free version

Spotify offers a super bare-bones version: Spotify Free. The name says it all – it’s free! So if you don’t mind listening to music on shuffle play, this version would be perfect for you.

The other standard Spotify option is Spotify Premium. Spotify Premium isn’t free, and costs $9.99/month, but you can try it for free for one month.

Here are the differences between Spotify Free and Spotify Premium:


If you think you can forgo the Spotify Premium perks, just stick with the Free version! That’s money well saved (about $120 a year!). And I’d especially consider downgrading to Spotify Free if right now you have Spotify Premium and you rarely use it.


2. If you’re a student, get the Student plan

If you are a student enrolled at a US Title IV accredited college or university, and above the age of 18, then you are eligible for Spotify Premium for Students.

This is just like having Spotify Premium, but for half the price, at $4.99/month.

So if you’re a student, look into this! Especially if you have Premium now and you recently enrolled in a college or university that qualifies. You could be saving half your money.


3. One roof, multiple accounts? Get the Family plan

This is something my family recently took advantage of. Three of my family members live under the same roof and were each paying $9.99/month for their Spotify accounts. That’s about $30 total.

But with Premium Family, up to 6 people living under the same roof can pay a one-time monthly fee of $15.99/month TOTAL. That’s an incredible deal! Since my 3 family members switched to this version of Spotify, they split the bill three ways, and are each paying only ~$5/month instead of $9.99/month each. Each of them are saving about $60 a year now with this small change.

And don’t worry, all accounts remain completely separate even though they’re all under the Family plan.

My family members love it! They each get the same Spotify experience they’re used to, but for a third of the price they were originally paying.


4. Want to save with just one other person? Try Duo

If you don’t have a whole family that you’d like to split the bill with, but you have one other person under the same roof as you that also uses Spotify, try the Duo plan. With Duo, you and that one other person can get on the same account and lessen the monthly cost for you both.

Duo is just $12.99 a month! So split between two people, that’s about $6.50 a month, versus the $9.99 you both pay if you both have Spotify Premium.


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