Spotify expands Premium Duo subscription tier aimed at couples to U.S., India, dozens of other markets

Spotify expands Premium Duo subscription tier aimed at couples to U.S., India, dozens of other markets

Spotify at the moment introduced it’s increasing Premium Duo, a characteristic that permits two individuals who stay on the similar place — say {couples} or flatmates — to share one subscription plan whereas sustaining their very own particular person accounts, to dozens of latest markets.

Premium Duo is a outstanding idea from Spotify, which it first started testing in March final 12 months and expanded to 19 markets months later. Starting Wednesday, Spotify Premium Duo is now obtainable in 55 markets.

The new subscription providing is outstanding largely as a result of it’s fixing an issue that only a few individuals face at the moment. At a look, it seems that Premium Duo is designed to assist individuals get monetary savings and achieve entry to a shared playlist that represents music they each cherish.

Two individuals can break up the fee by becoming a member of Premium Duo, and it will save them a couple of bucks had they subscribed to the music streaming service individually. The downside is that in case you are wanting to economize, it can save you much more by subscribing to Spotify’s household plan that helps six members in a gaggle.

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In the U.S., Premium Duo is priced at $12.99 a month. In India, it’s priced at Rs 149 a month ($2). (In India, subscriptions to Spotify, Apple Music, Apple TV+ and an enormous vary of providers are extra reasonably priced usually.)

Spotify says it additionally creates a particular Duo Mix playlist for collaborating members of a Premium Duo tier that may comprise songs each listeners like. But it affords the same characteristic for family members plan as effectively.

I believe I’ve discovered why Premium Duo exists. On its web site, Spotify says that “with two separate accounts you’ll be able to each take pleasure in your individual music with out having to take turns.” Couples, Spotify will actually admire if each of you bought your individual paid accounts as a substitute of listening to the streaming service from one account.

Alex Norström, who’s Spotify’s “Chief Freemium Business Officer” stated in a press release that the streaming large was proud to launch Spotify Premium Duo. “With two particular person Premium accounts, you’ll be able to each pay attention independently, uninterrupted and get your entire personalised playlists and options tailor-made only for you. We are thrilled to carry this distinctive Spotify Premium plan to much more markets around the globe.”

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