Spotify Premium Duo plan enters testing for couples and roommates

Eric Abent - Mar 28, 2019, 9:15 am CDT
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Spotify Premium Duo plan enters testing for couples and roommates

If you’re currently subscribed to a Spotify family plan that only has two users, it may not be long before you have a new monthly option. Spotify has rolled a new subscription it calls “Premium Duo” into testing and – just as the name suggests – it’s intended for two people living in the same house. The cost of Premium Duo comes it somewhere between a single subscription to Spotify Premium and the Spotify family plan, making this a better choice for couples or roommates.

Unfortunately, this test is a relatively small-scale one, as it’s only taking place in Colombia, Chile, Denmark, Ireland, and Poland. At the moment, there’s no word on if the test will expand to more areas, and of course, there’s always the possibility that Spotify will decide that it doesn’t want to offer Premium Duo on a large scale and kill it off before it gets an actual launch.

Still, it might prove to be an attractive option for pairs of people who only save a small amount of money by subscribing to the family plan. Spotify confirmed that Premium Duo is a thing in a statement to The Verge, which notes that the subscription runs €12.49, falling right in between the €9.99 Spotify charges for an individual Premium account and the €14.99 its family plan costs.

Saving a couple of bucks each month isn’t the only perk that comes along with a Premium Duo account. Users will also get a special playlist called Duo Mix, which takes the tastes of both subscribers into account. Duo Mix is created when you sign up for Premium Duo and updates as automatically as both users listen to more music.

One interesting thing to note is that Spotify is actually requiring Premium Duo subscribers to list their addresses so it can be sure that both users live under the same roof. It doesn’t do this for family plans, though we wouldn’t be surprised to see it start now that Premium Duo plans require it. We’ll keep an ear to the ground for more on Premium Duo, so stay tuned for that.


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