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Can I set up a family/group subscription?

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Spotify accounts are set up for personal use only. This means we can't offer any kind of shared account.

 

The majority of revenue we earn from subscriptions, and the income generated by ads, is paid straight to the music rights holders. They represent the artists and composers. Allowing the use of the account by more than one person wouldn't be totally fair, as many people would listen to music for the cost of a single subscription.

 

If you're interested in sharing Spotify with your family or friends, there are a number of features that share music between personal Spotify accounts. 

One of the best of these is playlist sharing. Send someone a playlist, and get the recipient to "subscribe" to the playlist. Or you can choose to make the playlist "collaborative." This means that you can all add (and subtract) tracks whenever you like.
 
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Re: Can I set up a family/group subscription?

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Spotify is good! For 10 € per month the whole music... more than 17 million tracks... it's not so much. This is awesome deal. Now i can listen what i want, instantly. And Mobile software awesome. Music is my best friend and for this price no better way to spend my money. Buy Premium now.

 

I can live without candy, but not without music.

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Re: Can I set up a family/group subscription?

I understand The concept but if i'm already paying for a premium subscription could i get a discont on adding another account to my profile.  Like paying an extra $5 a month to add a user to your account. Since technically we'd be sharing everything on the account.  Is this something that is being considered?

 

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Re: Can I set up a family/group subscription?

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Sam, This reply is unacceptable. You should have said, "We are working on a way to allow gifting of Spotify accounts." 

 

Keep being inovative and proactive. Doing this can only help Spotifiy.

 

DaveK

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Re: Can I set up a family/group subscription?

Dave - Sam's response above was to explain the current situation of subscriptions. At present, Spotify accounts are for personal use only.

 

However, your reply mentions "Gifting of Spotify accounts". This, we do have up and running already (with the exception of the US). ECards are available in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland & United Kingdom, and some of those countries also have Gift cards available in store.

 

We do have an Ideas thread relating to Family subscriptions, however. If you wish to show your support for this idea, you can find it right here.

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Re: Can I set up a family/group subscription?

This is wy I am uninstalling spotify and delating my account. We are four persons in this family and with four mobile devices. It's not possible to have a monthly fee of about €40. For that you get alot of music on itunes. Which is possible to share in the family.

 

So, by,by Spotify....

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Registered: ‎31-07-2012

Re: Can I set up a family/group subscription?

I don't even think 10/month is worth it. I've gotten a total of 2+ months free (because I'm awesome), but I'm seriously debating going back to my old ways (guess) just to avoid the advertisements.

Concert Regular
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Registered: ‎15-02-2012

Re: Can I set up a family/group subscription?

Well if you're a premium user there isn't really any advertisements? I've been for a coiple of months now, and I haven't come across any?!

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Re: Can I set up a family/group subscription?

Unlimited and Premium are both ad-free.

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Registered: ‎04-05-2012

Re: Can I set up a family/group subscription?

So, wait. Spotify justifies the fact that paid customers cannot set up a family plan because it wouldn't be "totally fair" to the music rights holders. Okay, so...it makes more sense to keep someone who is paying—indirectly— the music rights holders for their music from being able to have multiple people use the PAID account than to only give one person access to the account and have everyone else in the family go and download the music illegally? Am I, like, the only person that considers this?
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