Spotify has launched a new subscription plan called Premium Duo. As the name suggests, Premium Duo is designed for two people who live at the same address. That obviously applies to couples, but friends who live together could also make use of Premium Duo.
Spotify’s Premium Plans
Spotify has a range of plans to suit all budgets and needs. There’s Spotify Free for those who listen at home and don’t mind listening to the occasional ad. And then there’s a range of Premium offerings, including Premium for Family and Premium for Students.
Premium for Family allows up to six people to use Spotify Premium for a fraction of the price of individual subscriptions. However, Spotify insists that everyone needs to live at the same address. And Premium Duo offers a similar (but slightly cheaper) deal just for two people.
What Is Spotify Premium Duo?
In March 2019, Spotify launched Premium Duo in a handful of countries, including Denmark, Ireland, and Poland. Now, 15 months on, Spotify is expanding the availability of Premium Duo to 55 countries, including the US. Giving Spotify subscribers another paid-for option.
Premium Duo gives you all of the benefits of Spotify Premium, but at a discounted rate. So, two people can play any track at home or mobile, listen offline, and remove the ads for US$12.99/month. An individual Spotify Premium subscription costs US$9.99/month.
Both Premium Duo subscribers get their own account, which means Spotify will recommend music to each person individually. However, Premium Duo subscribers also gain access to Duo Mix, a playlist which combines both individuals’ tastes in music.
If you don’t yet subscribe to Spotify and think that Premium Duo is for you, just sign up at Spotify.com. If you’re an existing Premium subscriber you can switch to Duo by visiting your Account page and changing your subscription from Premium to Premium Duo.
Spotify Wants to Cater to Everyone
Spotify Premium Duo is an interesting proposition. It shows that Spotify is trying to cater to as wide a range of people as possible, including cohabiting couples. But it remains to be seen whether couples will opt for Premium Duo over just sharing the same account.
If you’re new to Spotify, you should check out our unofficial guide to Spotify. It will help Spotify beginners get to grips with the basics, including browsing and searching for music, creating playlists, downloading music to listen to offline, and lots more besides.