Spotify today has launched Premium Duo in Canada and 54 other markets, a new subscription tier for couples living at the same address. Premium Duo lets each user have their own Premium account but under one plan, priced at $12.99 per month in Canada.
Spotify says Premium Duo subscribers “can listen to their own playlists anytime, individually, uninterrupted, and get access to the exclusive Duo Mix, a regularly updated playlist made just for the two of them to discover audio they both love.”
“Premium Duo includes our extensive music and podcast catalog and everything users love about Spotify Premium. With two individual Premium accounts, you can both listen independently, uninterrupted, and get all of your personalized playlists and features tailored just for you. We are thrilled to bring this unique Spotify Premium plan to even more markets around the world,” said Alex Norström, Spotify’s Chief Freemium Business Officer, in a statement.
For those who have never used Spotify Premium before, the company says they might be able to qualify for the first month free. The company says two users “must reside at the same address to be eligible.”
Normally, an individual Premium plan costs $9.99 CAD per month, while a Family Plan (for up to 6 accounts) costs $14.99 CAD per month. Premium Duo will save couples $2 per month ($24/year) if they were previously on a Family plan. Spotify Premium offers ad-free music and offline listening and on-demand playback of individual songs.
Most couples are probably sharing the same individual Premium plan at $9.99 per month, but things can get messy when it comes to personalization and listening at the same time on different devices. The Premium Duo plan allows for Spotify to charge a few bucks more and let both people get their own Premium account.
What about existing Spotify Premium users looking to upgrade? They can switch to Premium Duo by hitting up their online Account page and change to the new plan. Upgrading a plan will still keep your saved music, podcasts, playlists, and recommendations, says Spotify.