Spotify Family Lets You Share Your Account With Others

Streaming music service Spotify works on a one-account-per-user principle: if you sign in on a second device, the first one stops playing. If you want to be able to share your account, the new Spotify Family option offers that — but you'll pay more for the privilege.

Signing up for Spotify family gives you a discount on each additional Premium account you add. You can add up to four extra people on each account. Each individual has their own separate login, with independent playlists, but there's only one billing account.

Sounds potentially appealing, but it's not free. This is what the charges are in Australia:

Number of users Monthly charge Charge per person
1 $11.99 $11.99
2 $17.99 $9.00
3 $23.99 $8.00
4 $29.99 $7.50
5 $35.99 $7.20

That's higher than the US prices, but it could be worse: check out the New Zealand pricing.

Number of users Monthly charge Charge per person
1 $12.99 $12.99
2 $19.49 $9.75
3 $25.99 $8.66
4 $32.49 $8.12
5 $38.99 $7.80

Also worth reflecting on: signing up this way means artists get even less from Spotify, which isn't renowned for particularly generous payments in the first place. Better a few cents than zero from piracy, I suppose, but not much better.

Spotify says the service is rolling out "globally over the upcoming weeks", so you might not be able to access it straight away. Want more from Spotify without paying more? Check our guide to the best Spotify tips and tricks.

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Comments

    signing up this way means artists get even less from Spotify
    Artists are paid by how many streams they get. So they would get the same whatever you pay Spotify. You could argue this will benefit artists by getting them more streams?

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