Spotify Tests Subscription for Couples

Spotify Tests Subscription for Couples
The new Premium Duo subscription builds playlists based on shared musical tastes.

(CCM) — Spotify has begun testing a new subscription called Premium Duo for couples and room-mates living at the same address, according to a Verge report.

Premium Duo, which is being piloted in Europe and South America, costs €12.49 per month. This is more expensive than a €9.99 regular Premium subscription for one person, but less than the €14.99 the company charges for a Family subscription which can be shared by up to six people.

Subscribers to Premium Duo will have access to a new "Duo Mix,” which is an automatically generated playlist that reflects the listening choices of both people, along with shared "Chill" and "Upbeat" playlists. A "Shared Playlists" feature also enables them to share their own playlists with each other with a single click.

Spotify has recently begun to crack down on misuse of its Family subscription by friends who do not share the same address by asking some subscribers to confirm their home addresses, and users are now asked to confirm that they share the same address as part of the Premium Duo sign-up process.

Premium Duo is being tested in Colombia, Chile, Denmark, Ireland, and Poland, but Spotify has not announced if or when the plan will be made available globally.

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