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The price of your Spotify subscription is going up – that’s why UK News

People who stream their music through Spotify users will have to pay more for their music as the streaming service announces that it is increasing its subscription costs.

The price increase will affect premium subscribers in the UK and Europe, and drive costs up to £ 2 per month.

Here’s what you need to know about the changes.

When will prices go up?

Spotify has confirmed that the price of its premium subscriptions in the UK will increase from April 30.

However, the new tariffs will only affect new subscribers from the end of April. If you’re already a Spotify subscriber, the new prices will go into effect from June instead.

Premium Student, Premium Duo, and Premium Family plan subscribers will all increase from the end of the month, with the Family tier seeing the biggest change in costs.

The changes were confirmed by Spotify in an email sent to Premium subscribers in the UK on April 26.

How much will the prices increase?

Depending on which plan you sign up for, your monthly subscription fee should increase by £ 1 or £ 2.

The cost of the Premium Student, Premium Duo and Premium Family plans will all increase by the following amounts:

Premium Student – from £ 4.99 per month to £ 5.99 per month
Premium Duo – from £ 12.99 per month to £ 13.99 per month
Premium Family – from £ 14.99 per month to £ 16.99 per month

The price of the standard Premium subscription, priced at £ 9.99 per month, doesn’t seem to change.

Users who are currently on a trial period will have one month on current pricing plans at the end of their trial, before the bill is increased based on the new costs.

Why are the prices going up?

Spotify said the price increase should allow it to continue bringing “new content and features” to users.

However, it has been met with backlash from angry subscribers, who have taken to social media to criticize the move.

Twitter users wrote: ‘My price has increased by € 3.00 (£ 2.60). Maybe if you gave that extra money to dear artists @SpotifyUK & @Spotify, I wouldn’t be that mad. A 20% increase is a real hike! I will reconsider my subscription and can start purchasing physical media again. ”

“Spotify price increase? ok hello apple music. ”

“Apple Music @Spotify will be cheaper than your service once you increase the price of my subscription. Looks like I’m gonna change. Especially since your payments to artists stinks.

“Well done @Spotify @SpotifyUK With all the difficulties of the last few months, reward my loyalty with a 13.34% price increase!”

“@Spotify 13% price increase. OK thanks for that, I am canceling my family account. ”

“Price increase of 13.3% on the Spotify Family plan from June. I would expect a live orchestra to magically appear in my front room when I press play. ”

How to cancel your subscription

Users who are not satisfied with the changes can cancel their subscription to the new prices.

To do this, simply log into your Spotify account, go to “ Your plan ” and select “ change plan ”.

Then scroll down to “Spotify Free” and click “Cancel Premium”.

Your Premium account will remain until your next billing date, after which your account becomes free.

You can still keep your playlists and saved music when your account is free.

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This notice was published: 2021-04-28 08:00:00