Spotify matches Apple Music’s terrific family plan

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Apple Music just lost its big advantage over Spotify.
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Spotify has finally matched Apple Music’s awesome family plan, giving up to six users unlimited access for just $14.99 a month. Each user gets their own account with their own playlists and recommendations, and there are no restrictions or ads.

Apple Music’s family plan was initially seen as one of its biggest selling points. For just $5 extra every month, users could add up to five additional members to the same bill — and no other service was offering anything similar. But that quickly changed.

Google Play Music was the first to match that family plan last December — less than six months after Apple Music made its initial debut — and now Spotify is doing the same. Just like Apple, the company offers six separate accounts for a single payment of $14.99 a month.

Spotify previously allowed up to five users on the same account, but it charged an additional $5 a month for each one you added. So, if you reached that limit, you would be paying $30 a month for exactly the same service you can now get at half the price.

Spotify’s family plan is now available globally (but not in Canada). You can sign up to it through the Spotify website, or within your account page if you’re already a subscriber.

Source: Spotify