Unlike Apple Music, Spotify offers a free, ad-supported version of its service that raises the question: should you pay to listen? In addition to the removal of advertising that breaks the flow of music streaming, there are seven good reasons to earn Spotify Premium $ 10 a month.
No shuffle-only mode anymore
The biggest reason for an upgrade when using the Spotify Mobile app on your phone is the ability to play any song. With the free version, you'll need to hear in shuffle mode outside of 15 on-demand playlists on your phone. For example, with Spotify Premium on your phone, you can end an evening of Poison's Every Rose Has Its Thorn and Motley Crue's Home Sweet Home, without the power of Warrant, Whitesnake and Cinderella ballads ruining the moment.
(Spotify's free service does not limit you to shuffle-only mode, so it should be noted when using the desktop or tablet app.)
You You can only skip so many songs when you hear a mixed selection of songs with Spotify's free service. With Premium, you can skip as many tracks as you think necessary.
Double your bitrate pleasure
Spotify Free lets you hear normal (96 kilobits per second) or high quality (1
Want to pause on the way to work in the morning if you get crushed in a tunnel in a tunnel where there is no mobile service? With Spotify Premium you can download up to 3,333 songs so you can listen outside the Internet or just limit your data usage. And you can do this on three different devices.
To download an album, playlist, or podcast, just tap the Download button. After downloading, a small green down arrow appears next to each song. Are you planning a long, internet-free journey? You can download all the songs you've saved to your library with a tap. Go to Your Library> Songs and tap the Switch Download to download all the songs in your library – or at least the first 3.333.
No waiting for new releases
Spotify's deal with the Universal Music Group allows UMG artists to limit the release of a new album to Spotify Premium members for two weeks. Free users will continue to have access to singles as soon as they drop, but may have to wait 14 days before hearing a new album in their entirety. UMG is the world's largest record label and includes artists such as Taylor Swift, Kayne West and Lady Gaga.
Get Deal with Hulu
Spotify and Hulu have teamed up to bring you a combo contract that can save streamer a coin. Spotify Premium costs $ 9.99 a month. Hulu with Limited Commercials costs $ 7.99 a month. Together, the two subscriptions cost $ 12.99 a month. Better yet, students can both get for just $ 4.99 a month. (Note: Hulu is only available in the US.)
Connecting to a Bluetooth speaker is sometimes frustrating. With Spotify Connect, you can do without the potentially fruitless and painful Bluetooth connection process and connect your smartphone to Spotify Gear with the Spotify app, from speakers and TVs to cars and computers. However, if you want to connect to a Wi-Fi speaker, you need Spotify Premium. Otherwise, you will need to connect to this speaker via Bluetooth or Google Cast. Just tap Available Devices at the bottom of the Now Playing screen on your phone to view your connection options.
Originally posted on August 2, 2017.
Update, August 3, 2018: Added information on updated free plans and UMG and Hulu offerings.