Spotify is now available for less than £1, but there is a catch.
SPOTIFY is testing a new method to listen to all of your favorite songs, playlists, and podcasts for a low monthly fee.
When it comes to the world’s most popular audio subscription service, a number of consumers who wish to stream music are stuck between a rock and a hard place. Anyone may use Spotify for free – there is no need to pay or sign up for a membership. In exchange, you’ll have to wait through a barrage of commercials, have music played in random order, be limited to six skips per hour, be unable to download songs for offline listening, and be unable to select individual songs to play outside of a limited selection of 15 playlists.
In a nutshell, it’s a dreadful experience.
Spotify Premium, on the other hand, gives you access to the complete Spotify catalog of music, playlists, albums, and exclusive podcasts. However, at £9.99 a month – nearly £120 per year – it is a costly option. Many people are debating if it’s worth it, given how many other subscriptions they have to keep track of.
So it’s no surprise that Spotify, in addition to its free and Premium accounts, has been experimenting out a third alternative for individuals who don’t want to deal with the nuisance of the first or the cost of the latter.
Spotify Plus, the new lower-cost subscription, appears to be aimed at supplementing the free tier with certain premium features. Although nothing has been confirmed, Plus is rumored to be available for $0.99 per month (£0.71) — what a steal!
What are you going to get for your money? You can choose individual tracks and skip as many as you like with Spotify Plus. This is a significant improvement over the free tier, as it allows you to listen to only that one earworm or skip the tedious album tracks. You’ll also have access to a larger number of playlists, including Spotify’s own genre and mood collections.
There is, however, a catch. You’ll still have to wait through advertising like you did on the free tier, which is annoying. Spotify ads are notoriously obtrusive, with the same ad playing several times in a row or the same ad playing multiple times in a row.
“We’re now conducting a test of an ad-supported subscription plan with a limited number of our users,” Spotify said in a statement to the Verge.
However, they cautioned that Spotify Plus had a long way to go. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”