What Plan Is the Best Deal?
Spotify offers three levels of subscription access. The more you pay per month, the more music you get to listen to.
The three plans are as follows:
- Free. No doubt the most popular plan because you don't have to pay anything to use it. This plan displays occasional ads in the application and comes with some limitationsthere's no mobile version, you can't use it in offline mode, and you're limited to 10 hours of listening each month.
- Unlimited. This plan costs $4.99 per month, and eliminates both the ads from the interface and the listening time limityou can listen as long and as often as you like.
- Premium. This is Spotify's ultimate plan, at $9.99 per month. This plan gives you everything you get with the Unlimited plan and adds access via your mobile devices and the ability to listen to your own music while offline. You also get enhanced sound quality, which makes all your music sound better.
Which of these plans is best for you? If you're only an occasional listener (10 hours or less a month), go with the Free plan. If you're a heavier listener and listen only on your computer, go with the $4.99/month Unlimited plan. If you also want to listen on your smartphone or other mobile devices, splurge for the $9.99/month Premium plan.
Know that U.S. users currently have to be invited to use Spotify's Free plan; waiting for an invite might take some time. You can get instant access by paying for either the Unlimited or Premium plans.