Spotify for $0.99 a month? Music streaming service tests lower-cost plans

Spotify for $0.99 a month? Music streaming service tests lower-cost plans

Spotify is testing out new music streaming plans, including one option offering streaming for $0.99 a month.

A reader for tech site The Verge shared screenshots of an offered plan called Spotify Plus, which would remain supported by ads but include features such as on-demand listening and unlimited skips of songs.

In a statement emailed to USA TODAY, Spotify said it’s currently conducting a test of an ad-supported subscription plan with a select group of users.

The company said the tests may lead to new offerings or updates or help them learn more about their users. Some Spotify users who see the tests might also see plans available at various prices.

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Spotify currently offers a free option where users can listen to tracks with unlimited skips on a PC or Mac. The company’s Premium plans include unlimited track skipping on mobile devices, ad-free music played at the highest quality, and the ability to download songs and podcasts.

Spotify offers individual plans for $9.99 a month, Duo plans for two accounts at $12.99 a month, or a Family plan supporting up to six accounts for $15.99 a month. If you’re a student, you can get a discounted plan for $4.99 monthly.

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