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Spotify Free vs. Premium: Should you pay to play?

Choosing between Spotify Free and Premium has become a little more complicated given recent upgrades other steaming services have received. With Apple Music launching lossless and spatial audio this year at no extra charge, it’s thrown down the gantlet at Spotify’s attractive value. And if you don’t already have a Spotify Premium subscription, you might be wondering if it’s worth paying the monthly $9.99. Or, if it’s better to keep a Spotify Free account but spend music streaming money towards a different service.

This Spotify Free vs. Premium comparison will help you choose by running through what you get on both tiers. Spotify HiFi is expected to launch soon as well, so we’ll keep this guide updated with any developments.

Spotify Free vs. Spotify Premium: What do you get?


Spotify Free Spotify Premium
Monthly Price Free $9.99 ($4.99 for students, $12.99 for Premium Duo, $15.99 for a 6-account family deal)
Annual Price Free $99
Library Over 70 million songs Over 70 million songs
Availability PCs, smartphones, connected devices, Smart TVs, PS3 & PS4, Android Auto, Spotify Car Thing, Apple Carplay PCs, smartphones, connected devices, Smart TVs, PS3 & PS4, Android Auto, Spotify Car Thing, Apple Carplay
Special Features Mobile streaming Ad-free listening; Offline listening; Unlimited Skips; Mobile Streaming

Spotify Free vs. Spotify Premium: Music library

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