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Spotify today announced the launch of a new Basic paid plan that offers a small discount for dropping access to audiobooks. Priced at $10.99 per month, the Basic option includes all of the music benefits of Spotify like ad-free playback, but without added monthly audiobook listening time.

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The $11.99 standard Premium Individual plan that Spotify offers includes ad-free playback and 15 hours of audiobook listening time per month from a catalog of more than 250,000 titles. Until now, Spotify did not let customers opt for a cheaper plan that did not include audiobook access, as it was automatically bundled in the lowest-tier plan.

Spotify in June raised its base price from $10.99 to $11.99 to "bring users the best experience," but with the new Basic plan, customers who don't want to use the audiobook feature can get the prior $10.99/month price.

Spotify's new $10.99 per month option is on par with the $10.99 price of Apple Music, so Spotify is no longer $1 more expensive than Apple Music for base music subscription service.

There have been no changes to the prices of other plans. Duo is priced at $16.99, and Family is priced at $19.99. Spotify also has a $9.99 per month plan that offers 15 hours of audiobook listening with ad-supported music.

Article Link: Spotify Launches Cheaper $10.99/Month Premium Plan Without Audiobooks
 

Eorlas

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i love spotify's interface so much more than apple music. but they removed access to their API for dj apps years ago, and have done absolutely nothing in the lossless music space. yet they keep adjusting their pricing as if that's the most critical thing people care about currently.

eyeroll.
 

turtlebud

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Spotify today announced the launch of a new Basic paid plan that offers a small discount for dropping access to audiobooks. Priced at $10.99 per month, the Basic option includes all of the music benefits of Spotify like ad-free playback, but without added monthly audiobook listening time.

General-Spotify-Feature.jpg

The $11.99 standard Premium Individual plan that Spotify offers includes ad-free playback and 15 hours of audiobook listening time per month from a catalog of more than 250,000 titles. Until now, Spotify did not let customers opt for a cheaper plan that did not include audiobook access, as it was automatically bundled in the lowest-tier plan.

Spotify in June raised its base price from $10.99 to $11.99 to "bring users the best experience," but with the new Basic plan, customers who don't want to use the audiobook feature can get the prior $10.99/month price.

Spotify's new $10.99 per month option is on par with the $10.99 price of Apple Music, so Spotify is no longer $1 more expensive than Apple Music for base music subscription service.

There have been no changes to the prices of other plans. Duo is priced at $16.99, and Family is priced at $19.99. Spotify also has a $9.99 per month plan that offers 15 hours of audiobook listening with ad-supported music.

Article Link: Spotify Launches Cheaper $10.99/Month Premium Plan Without Audiobooks
There is a duo basic option as well for $14.99. Same as duo without the audiobooks
 

Abazigal

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VPN yourself to Venezuela and sign up for Youtube Premium. I've been paying like $2 a month for the past 3 years...it's worth it to skip the ads.

I think it was reported in the news recently that Youtube is starting to crack down on this practice. Not sure how successful this will be, but this loophole may not be long for this world.
 
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