Spotify to hike prices by up to £24 a year
Depending on the Premium package they are on, music fans could see the cost of the Spotify package rise by up to £2 a month or £24 a year. Customers have been notified of their new package price by email.
Spotify Premium allows users to download music, listen to music ad-free, and play music when offline.
The Premium Family package for up to six people in the same household is going up from £14.99 a month to £16.99 a month, a rise of £2 a month or £24 a year.
If you’re currently on a free trial of Premium Family, when it ends you’ll be given one month at £14.99 before your bill rises to £16.99 a month.
The Premium Student package is going up from £4.99 to £5.99 a month – equating to £12 over the course of a year.
The Premium Duo package, for two users living in the same household, is going up by £1 a month from £12.99 to £13.99 a month.
As it stands at the moment, there’s no change to a standard Premium subscription which costs £9.99 a month for one person.
The price increases will take effect for new customers from 30 April and for existing customers on their June billing date. Customers who are unhappy with the new prices can cancel at any time, or switch to a free Spotify account.
The price hikes were announced on the same day Spotify founder Daniel Ek began a £2.5bn takeover bid of Arsenal Football Club.