Spotify’s widespread availability across numerous platforms, extensive music catalog, and tiered pricing structure—including a free, ad-supported tier—have helped make it one of the most widely used music streaming services.
A Spotify Premium subscription is required to remove the commercials that play in between tracks. Spotify’s Family plan is the most economical and practical option for families with multiple members.
What the Spotify Family plan offers
Most large families won’t need more than six of the premium accounts that come with the Spotify Family plan. No accounts will ever be bombarded with ads. Explicit music blocking is only one of the family-friendly features included in the plan.
An automatic playlist,
- Family Mix compiles songs that are enjoyed by all family members. There are frequent updates to the playlist.
- For younger listeners, there’s the Spotify Kids app. It has music made with kids in mind, such as sing-alongs and playlists.
How Much Does a Spotify Family Plan Cost?
Family Premium on Spotify is $16.99 per month. A typical Individual account is $9.99 per month (or even the Student membership is $4.99 per month), so using all six accounts works out to roughly $2.70 per person.
You are free to start and stop your Family plan at any time, though you will be charged for the full month upfront. If you have never had a Spotify Premium subscription before, you can try it risk free for 30 days. If you decide within the first 30 days that the Family plan isn’t for you, you won’t be charged any cancellation fees.
Instructions for Creating a Spotify Family Account
Visit Spotify’s plans page to sign up for a Family plan subscription. This table provides a side-by-side comparison of Spotify’s four subscription tiers (Individual, Duo, Family, and Student). (At $12.99 per month, the Duo Plan is the best value for a childless couple.)
When you’re ready, head to the Family section and select Get Started. The next step is to sign in to your current Spotify account (a free account would suffice) or to create a new account by clicking Sign Up For Spotify if you don’t already have one.
When you join up for a Family plan, your existing Premium account will be upgraded automatically if you already have a Premium account, such as a $9.99 per month Individual Plan.