What is Spotify Premium Family Plan?

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Spotify Premium Family is a bundle of up to six premium accounts. It costs $15.99 per month and comes with a few extra features including Family mix and Spotify Kids. One person starts the account and can add up to five other accounts to the plan.


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What is Spotify Premium Family?

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For those who don’t know, Spotify offers a subscription service that gives users access to several exclusive features, including better audio quality, the ability to turn off shuffle, ad-free music listening, and more. .

Typically, a Spotify Premium subscription costs $9.99 per month. This is known as the Individual stage. Beyond that, however, Spotify offers discounts for their Duo, Raisedand Family plans.

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The family plan, which costs $15.99 per month, includes up to six separate Spotify Premium accounts for users living under the same roof. According to Spotify“Each person on the plan uses their own account, so no one shares passwords, and everyone keeps their own saved music and playlists.”

This all-inclusive subscription package also adds Family mixwhich is “a playlist based on everyone’s tastes on the plan”, as well as Spotify Kids, a separate app “full of songs, soundtracks and playlists designed just for kids”.

The person who opens the account acts as the manager of the plan. The plan manager can add up to five other Spotify accounts.

How much does Spotify Premium Family cost?

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Six Spotify Premium Individual subscriptions alone would cost nearly $60 per month. Spotify Premium Family cuts that price to just $15.99 for six accounts per month. It might be Spotify’s best offering, but it’s not unmatched.

Apple Music, Deezer, Tidal, and Pandora all offer discounted family plans at $14.99, cutting Spotify’s current offer by a dollar. On the other hand, Spotify has its claws on many more social media platforms than others, including direct integration into things like Instagram and Discord.

How to Add Family Members to Spotify Premium Family

Adding new members to your family plan is easy. However, you will need to be the one to start the family account. This can be done by upgrading to Spotify Premium Family on an existing account or by creating an entirely new one.

If you’ve been added to the family plan, you don’t have rights to add new members.

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On your Account overviewthere will be a box marked Spotify Family. You can either select SEE THE DETAILS or select Premium for the family in the list of tabs on the left to continue.

In Premium for the family, if you started your family plan, there will be a list of empty slots next to the empty avatars. If you click on one of these locations, you can add new users to your plan in one of two ways:

  • Copy a link you can send to whoever you want to add
  • An invitation by e-mail

Once you’ve chosen the people you want to add to the plan and sent them the link or invitation, the blank spot will say Waiting for someone. Once they accept the invite, their account display name and avatar will replace the open location.

Apple Music Family Plan vs Spotify Premium Family

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The family plan offered by Apple Music is currently cheaper at $14.99 per month. They offer lossless playback with ALAC (Apple Lossless Audio Codec.) With Dolby Atmos Spatial Audio, you can also get CD quality and high-resolution streaming.

There are few situations where lossless audio will benefit most users right now. In fact, Apple’s own AirPods Max doesn’t even support lossless audio yet. Unless you’re an audiophile, most people won’t be able to tell the difference, and Spotify’s streaming quality will be more than adequate at the Very high setting.

Is Spotify Premium Family worth it?

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It’s up to you to decide if the family plan is worth buying. This will depend on what other Spotify-connected platforms you use and how many people live with you. You can save a lot of money if you opt for the family plan. It costs less than two individual accounts and you get access to some of the most convenient features available on a music streaming platform.


Read more: How to Get Spotify Premium

FAQs

Can Spotify Premium Family be used at different addresses?

Subscribing to the Spotify Premium Family plan will require you to verify your home address “from time to time”. This can be done by enabling location services for Spotify in settings or by providing a home address using Google Maps.

Does Spotify really verify the home address for Spotify Premium Family?

Yes, Spotify periodically checks that all members of your Spotify Premium Family plan live at the same address. This information is encrypted and is not used by Spotify for advertising or internal use. After home address verification, location data is not stored or tracked.

Can you merge Spotify accounts with Family?

Yes. A Spotify account starts the Spotify Premium Family plan and up to five additional users can join. If an account wants to join, but is already subscribed to their own Spotify Premium plan, they must cancel their Spotify Premium plan before joining the Spotify Premium Family plan.

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