Spotify is launching a new subscription plan, Spotify Premium Duo, that allows two people living at the same home address to each have their own premium account for a flat fee.
Premium Duo subscriptions are available starting Wednesday, July 1st, for $12.99 a month, in 55 markets around the world (including the U.S.). While each person on the Premium Duo plan will get all the usual features of a Spotify Premium account, the joint subscription will also come with exclusive access to “Duo Mix,” a regularly updated playlist comprising songs both listeners like. The price point is a slight discount from the $14.99 a month cost of a Spotify Family Plan — which allows up to six Premium users “living under one roof” to join — and it offers the best deal for two individuals who cohabitate, since individual Premium accounts cost $9.99 a month.
Premium Duo’s global launch comes after Spotify spent time testing two-person plans in select markets last year.
“Today we are proud to launch Spotify Premium Duo, a first of its kind audio offering for just two people in the same household,” Alex Norström, Spotify’s Chief Freemium Business Officer, said in a statement. “Premium Duo includes our extensive music and podcast catalog and everything users love about Spotify Premium. With two individual Premium accounts, you can both listen independently, uninterrupted and get all of your personalized playlists and features tailored just for you. We are thrilled to bring this unique Spotify Premium plan to even more markets around the world.”
Those who currently have Spotify Premium accounts but want to switch to Premium Duo will be able to do so by visiting their account page and changing their subscription. Doing so will not impact elements of their existing accounts, including saved music, podcasts, playlists and recommendations. More information on Premium Duo is available on Spotify’s blog, For the Record.
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