With the dozens of music streaming services that are available today which service should customer’s choose? One of the best options available today is the Spotify streaming service. Spotify got its start in Europe in 2008. In 2011 the service was released in the United States and has since then held its place as the best music app in the country. Since its start many other services and applications have become available to try and access some of the market that Spotify has cut out for itself. Spotify has consistently stayed ahead of the curve in bringing new features to consumers. Some of its most recent additions to available services have included free curated radio stations based on specific artists or songs available through the mobile app, alongside the ability to store music locally on your device’s internal storage so you can listen even without an active internet connection. While Spotify offers many features for free (with ad support), the real strength of Spotify shines through with the Premium subscription. Premium subscriptions start at $10 per month ($5 for college students who can sign up for $5 a month service here). If you need more than one user per subscription there is a two user subscription available for $15, and a 5 user family pack available for $30. With the unveiling of the Apple Music family plan for $15, Spotify has begun to also drop its prices for family plans, down to $20 from $30 in some areas. This subscription will give you unlimited ad free listening on mobile and desktop, and will also give access to a high quality 320kbps music stream for anyone who prefers higher quality audio and fidelity. With this Premium subscription you will also be able to utilize the Spotify Android Wear watch application to control your music without having to directly interact with your phone. The additional Premium subscriber features that are available go much deeper and are fully built out enough to keep you interested and engaged with your music while being able to easily control and organize your content.
Spotify is available as a free download from the Google Play Store and the Amazon App Marketplace.
- Free (optional premium subscription range from $5-$30 per month)