Spotify Starts Testing New Duo Plan for Couples

Posted on March 28, 2019 by Mehedi Hassan in Music + Videos, Spotify with 7 Comments

Spotify is looking to launch a new type of subscription plan. The company is testing a new Premium Duo plan for couples in some regions. The new Duo plan would join Spotify’s existing Family and Student plans if expanded worldwide.

The idea behind Spotify Premium Duo is pretty simple: it’s essentially a monthly Premium subscription that’s shared between you and your significant other. The subscription costs €12.49 a month, and only one of you needs to pay for the subscription as the primary owner of the subscription. There is a catch, though: you will now need to verify that both of you live in the same address to be eligible for the Premium Duo plan.

There’s a cute side to Premium Duo, too. Spotify offers a Duo Mix playlist that’s based on songs both of you hear and like. That playlist gets updated regularly with things you and your significant other listens to, so it’s all pretty cute:

As The Verge notes, Spotify Premium Duo is only available in 5 countries for the time being — Colombia, Chile, Denmark, Ireland and Poland. Spotify isn’t saying whether the company plans on bringing the plan to other countries, especially the more important markets like the U.S. or Europe. But if Premium Duo is a success in the first 5 regions, there is a good chance it will head to more countries later on.

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Comments (7)

7 responses to “Spotify Starts Testing New Duo Plan for Couples”

  1. NoFlames

    This is what I would want, however it doesn't appear you would save much over the family plan.

  2. RonH

    If there are only 2 of you, why pay for the more expensive family plan?

  3. EraseYourself

    apple and amazon seem to have the better family plans. Spotify will routinely check if your family is always with you. If they are not at the same address ( my daughter lives with her mom half the time) they won’t let you use it. Apple and Amazon don’t care where your family lives.

  4. MikeGalos

    btw: I'm pretty sure Denmark, Ireland and Poland are in the "more important markets like … Europe"

  5. m_p_w_84

    good idea. we currently just password share to avoid paying twice. But that obviously isn’t ideal.

    i don’t want to sound heartless, but tbh I really don’t want to know (or care) what my other half listens to. The whole point of getting this plan would be to filter OUT their junk music.