Spotify now offers a cheaper “Duo” plan for two people
Beyond the free accounts that anyone can sign up for, Spotify offers a few different ad-free Premium subscription plans. The Individual plan costs $9.99 per month, the Student plan costs $4.99 per month, and the Family plan (for up to 6 people) costs $14.99 per month. Last year, Spotify was testing a new “Duo” plan for two people, and now it’s official.
The Spotify Duo plan costs $12.99 per month and is aimed at couples, though there’s no reason it can’t be shared between any two people living at the same address. The plan costs $2 less than the Family plan, which is a savings of $24 per year. That might not seem like much, but if you’re only using 2 of the possible 6 accounts on the Family plan, why not save some money?
Other than the two account limit, the Spotify Duo plan is essentially the same as the Family plan. Each person gets their own Premium account with their own playlists and saved content. The custom “Family Mix” playlist is replaced by the “Duo Mix” playlist. The only thing you might miss is the Spotify Kids app if you’re a couple with children.
Spotify Duo is available right now in the US, UK, India, and other locations in Europe (though Spotify did not give a clear list). Existing subscribers and new customers can sign up for the plan right now. Again, the one big stipulation is both accounts must live at the same address. News users are also eligible to get the first month for free.