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Spotify raises prices again, family plan now $3/month more expensive than Apple Music

Spotify is again raising the price of Spotify Premium in the US. Although the ad-supported free plan will remain available, Spotify's Premium plan is now priced higher than Apple Music. Spotify customers will be notified of the increases over the next month.

Spotify Premium Individual now costs $11.99 per month, compared to $10.99 per month for Apple Music. The price of the family plan has also increased and is now $19.99, compared to $16.99 for Apple Music Family…

Spotify Premium Duo, which allows streaming by two people in the same household, now costs $16.99 — the same price as Apple Music for Family, which supports up to six family members.

In an email to customers, Spotify said it is increasing prices for its services so the company can “continue to invest in and innovate our product offerings and features.” The company has expanded its offerings to include podcasts and audiobooks in recent years.

Spotify Premium, for example, includes 15 hours of audiobook listening per month, which Apple does not offer.

However, long-awaited music features like lossless audio or spatial audio are missing. (When these features finally arrive, Spotify will likely charge extra for them – unlike Apple Music, where they are included for no extra charge.)

For context, Apple Music last raised its prices in October 2022. It is of course possible that Apple will raise prices accordingly in the coming months, but nothing has been announced yet.

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