Spotify is one of the best music streaming apps in the world, offering one of the biggest music libraries and plenty of features to tempt any user. But can you get by using the free version or is paying the monthly subscription the way to go?
Let’s dive in
With Spotify, you benefit from these features:
- Unlimited track streaming
- Supported iOS, Android and desktop
- Social networking tools
- Huge library of music tracks
- Free trial on the premium plan
- Easy to navigate and use
- Offline mode
- Multiple plans on offer
Spotify has its fair share of downsides too:
- Free version is supported by ads
- Unlimited streaming on the free plan is for 6 months only
- DRM-free music cannot be directly purchased on the US AppStore
- The radio facility is only available on the European app
- The offline mode only available on paid plans
- US – must be invited to get a free trial
We’re not done yet
Free Version Benefits:
If you don’t want the hassle and expense of a subscription every month, the free version is ideal. You still get to stream from over 35 million tracks, and you do get unlimited streaming, if only for 6 months. The ads are not too frequent or irritating and, while you don’t get offline mode, you can still listen to whatever you want on a Wi-Fi or data connection.
That’s pretty cool
Premium Version Benefits:
The premium version will set you back just $10 per month and for that, you are getting genuinely unlimited access to over 35 million tracks You don’t have to worry about an internet connection to enjoy your music because offline mode is available and with fast downloads and access to exclusive content, you are getting the real deal, without the ads.
See the difference?
Student Discount Available:
If you are a student who is currently enrolled at an accredited college or university, you can enjoy a great package deal. Not only do you get the premium plan at 50% discount per month, but you also get a free subscription to Hulu and to Showtime thrown in too ( in selected countries ). You can renew your subscription a maximum of 3 times at this price.
What do you think?
Is it Worth it?
If a subscription isn’t for you, choose the free package, but if you want all the benefits, the unlimited streaming, offline mode and more for what you would pay for a single album every month, the premium plan is the way to go.
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