Spotify is some bad news for its UK users. The music streaming service is reportedly reaching out to premium account owners to tell them that price increases are on its way.
According to the email Hi-Fi what?, Spotify has warned many users that the service’s subscription prices will change from April 30.
Premium student users will see an increase from £ 4.99 / € 4.99 per month to £ 5.99 / € 5.99 per month, while Premium Duo users will move from paying £ 12.99 / € 12.49 per month to £ 13.99 / € 13.99 per month.
Finally, premium family users will see the biggest change in a month from the end of April with prices ranging from £ 14.99 / € 14.99 per month to £ 16.99 / € 17.99, meaning an extra month each month to keep families £ 2 to be opened. Their membership is going away.
Spotify says (via) Techradar) It is raising prices “So we can keep bringing you new materials and features that you can enjoy as a family and individuals.”
The good news is that subscribers to Spotify’s individual tier appear dissatisfied with these changes, priced at £ 9.99 a month.
Although the above changes will apply to new users from April 30, Spotify has informed current customers that they will not see the updated prices on their bill for an additional month. This means that if this change has left Apple Music to look more attractive then there is still time. The additional month also applies to users who are currently on trial once their free month is up.
This is not the first time we have heard of a possible price increase for the popular streaming service. Earlier this year, Spotify reached out to users with a survey to find out how much they would be willing to pay for the service.
For more information on Spotify, check out our breakdown of the best music streaming services, as well as our explanation of Spotify HiFi. You can visit our guide on how to activate the new ‘Hey Spotify’ voice assistant and how to add the Spotify widget to iOS 14.