Spotify is increasing its European prices as much as £2/€3 per month

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What you need to know

  • Spotify is increasing its prices in Europe.
  • Increases of up to £2/€3 per month are to be expected.

Music streaming service Spotify is set to increase its prices throughout Europe. Users should expect an increase of up to £2/€3 per month depending on the subscription they have.

Reported by Mashable, the price increase will begin on April 30 which means subscribers don't have all that much notice.

From Mashable:

The price increases seem to differ depending on the plan. According to Android Police, for students, the price will go up from £4.99 to £5.99. For individuals, the price will (probably) also increase by £1, from £9.99 to £10.99. Finally, for Family plans, the price will increase by £2, from £14.99 to £16.99.

There is at least good news for those affected – Spotify says people will get a month at the current price before the new one kicks in. New users will presumably pay the new price from day one, however.

According to the email, the price for Premium Duo in the UK will go from £12.99 per month to £13.99 per month. However, the email says that existing Premium Duo subscribers will get one additional month at the current price, meaning that the new price will become effective on the June billing date. Furthermore, users who are currently on trial will get one month at current price once their trial ends, before the price increases to £13.99.

The move now means that Spotify is noticeably more costly than the competing Apple Music.

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Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.