You have been using the Spotify streaming music application for some time now and you are absolutely satisfied with it, although there are some limitations in its free use. Listening to music in random mode and the ability to skip only a number of songs per hour are limitations that you don’t give much weight to but, now, having to go on a trip, you are willing to subscribe to Spotify Premium . You can’t be without your music and listening in offline mode offered only with the subscription proves to be essential on this occasion.
How do you say? Things are exactly like this and you wonder if I can help you carry out this purchase operation? Would you like to know what are all the ways to get Spotify Premium , maybe with some discount? Very well, here you are satisfied: this tutorial is right for you; I will tell you in detail about everything related to Spotify subscription.
Now that you know that I’m ready to offer you my help and advice, can’t you wait to get started? I can imagine, don’t worry, we’re about to begin. Sit comfortably, take a few minutes of free time and carefully read the instructions in this guide of mine, in order to succeed without errors. I wish you a good reading and a good listening to music.
How to get Spotify Premium
Spotify Premium Pricing
Before talking to you in detail about how to have Spotify Premium , I want to show you what its subscription plans are. Furthermore, I remind you that, you are a new user, you can try Spotify Premium for free for 30 days (both from smartphone/tablet and from computer) and, at the end of this period, you can choose whether to continue the subscription at the prices indicated in the following lines or whether to deactivate the automatic renewal, without any obligation or penalty.
- Spotify Premium (9.99 euros/month or 99 euros, one-off, for one year) – is the subscription version of Spotify that allows you to listen to music without commercial breaks and with total freedom in playing songs. It also allows you to download music for offline listening (without an Internet connection). It offers superior quality music streaming up to a maximum of 320 kbps.
- Spotify Premium for Students (4.99 euros/month) — is a variant of the Spotify Premium subscription which is aimed at students enrolled in accredited higher education institutions. The characteristics of the subscription are the same as Spotify Premium and students, to obtain it, must be accredited on a special platform.
- Spotify Premium for Family (15.99 euros/month) — is a subscription plan that has the same features as Spotify Premium . The difference is that you can share the subscription price with five other people living together. (In this regard, if you want to subscribe to the Spotify Premium For Family subscription , but you can’t find people to share it with, you can contact the Together Price platform, which allows you to organize and share subscriptions to the main web services).
Spotify can also be used in its free version (Spotify Free) which allows you to play all the music tracks on the platform with commercial breaks. Furthermore, on mobile devices, listening to some playlists is limited to random mode, with the possibility of skipping tracks limited (maximum 6 skips per hour).
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How to get Spotify Premium
If you want to subscribe to Spotify Premium , refer to the instructions you find in the following lines, to subscribe to the service from your smartphone and tablet (by downloading the appropriate app for Android or iOS ) or from your computer (from the official website or from the client/ apps for Windows , Windows 10 and macOS ).
On smartphones and tablets
Spotify is a streaming music service that is available as an app for Android, iOS and Windows 10 Mobile. If you intend to subscribe from your device, you must first download the application from the default store of the same and then start it by tapping on its icon (a green circle on a black background) which is present on the home screen.
When Spotify starts , tap the Sign up for free button , enter an email address and password , referring to the fields What is your email address and Choose a password and press the Next button .
On the next screen, use the text fields What is your date of birth and What is your gender to indicate the personal information requested, press Next , enter your name in the field What is your name? and then press the Create , Accept and No thanks buttons to finish the registration.
Now, you can start using Spotify for free but, if you sign up for the first time, you can optionally activate the free version of Spotify Premium .
If you have an Android device , tap the Premium button located at the bottom, press the Download Premium message that you see on the screen and indicate the payment method you intend to use to activate the trial ( Visa , Mastercard , American Express and Postepay as a credit card , or Paypal).
In the case of a credit card , enter all the required data relating to it ( Card number , Expiration date and Security code ) and then press the button Start the trial period and pay after 30 days to activate the free trial version of Spotify Premium.
If, on the other hand, you have chosen to pay via PayPal, enter all the access data to your account using the Email address and Password fields, then press Log in to connect your PayPal account to Spotify and activate the free trial version of Spotify Premium .
Acting from iOS devices, however, to activate the free trial version of Spotify Premium or to subscribe, you must connect to the official Spotify website via the browser you use to surf the Internet with your device; it is not possible to do it directly from the app.
Then connect to this web page , press the ≡ button you see at the top right, then press Login , log in with your account details ( username and password ) and click Login again .
Make sure you are in the Account Summary section , locate and press the item The first 30 days are free in order to choose, in the new screen, the payment method to use to activate the trial (credit card or PayPal). Enter your billing information and click on Start trial period and pay after 30 days to complete the procedure.
Are you willing to subscribe to Spotify Premium or activate the free trial version from your computer ? No problem, follow the instructions below to act as a Windows computer or macOS , using a browser to browse the Internet.
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Connect to the official Spotify website, click on the Premium item , located at the top, press the Start free trial button , enter your account details in the text fields Email address or username and Password (if you already have a profile) and finally, press the Login button to log in.
On the next screen, choose the payment method you intend to use ( credit card or PayPal ), by entering the required data, as I also explained in the previous paragraph and then click on the Start trial period and pay after 30 days button.
If you have decided to subscribe or start the trial period through your PayPal account, you will be asked to connect the account of this service by entering your data. After entering your email address and password , click on the items Log in and Accept and continue, to complete the procedure.
The indications that I have just provided are the same as regards the activation of Spotify Premium from the official client of the streaming music service which can be downloaded for free for Windows and macOS and is also available as an app for Windows 10.
Also, an alternative method to get Spotify Premium is to subscribe by paying with 18app vouchers . Are you 18 years old, entitled to the Culture Bonus and want to use this form of payment? I advise you to read my guide dedicated to the subject.
With gift cards
An alternative solution to have Spotify Premium is the use of gift cards. These are prepaid credit cards which must be used within 12 months of purchase (the denominations are 10, 30 or 60 euros) and which can be purchased in various shops and points of sale.
If you have purchased or been given a good gift, redeem it by connecting to the Spotify website, log in to your account, press the wording Profile located at the top right and press the Account section , on the next screen.
Then press on the item Redeem that you see on the left, type, in the text field Enter your Premium code, the PIN code that you find on the back of the gift voucher (it is the one located under the silver part) and click on the item Enter code. On the next scheduled renewal date, the gift card amount is used to pay for the subscription.
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Deactivate or change Spotify Premium
After activating the Spotify Premium free trial , would you like to turn off the automatic renewal? Do you have an active subscription but would like to cancel or change your plan? No problem, in the following lines I’ll explain how to operate from Android and iOS smartphones and tablets and from Windows or macOS computers .
On smartphones and tablets
To deactivate or modify the Spotify Premium subscription from smartphones and tablets, it is necessary to act through a browser for browsing the Internet, as it is not possible to do it through the application for Android and iOS.
Then go to the Spotify website via the browser you usually use to browse the Internet from your device, press the ≡ button located at the top right, tap the item Login , to connect to your account.
Locate and tap on the Manage plan item , then on the Modify or cancel button. On the next screen, select the item Cancel the Premium subscription (if you want to deactivate the automatic renewal and return to the free version), click on Get discounts (to subscribe to the Spotify Premium for Student subscription , if you meet the requirements indicated) or press the item Add Family, to change plans and subscribe to the Spotify Premium for Family subscription .
To deactivate or change the Spotify Premium plan , you can also act from a Windows or macOS computer by connecting to the Spotify website in order to log in ( Login button ) with your account data ( email address or username and password ).
Once logged in, you may see the item Upgrade at the top right : in this case it means that you have already activated the free trial or have a Spotify Premium subscription . Then click on this item and press the Buy Premium for Family button. If you see Discover more offers, select it to possibly upgrade to the Spotify Premium for Student subscription .
If you do not see the Upgrade item on the screen, press your profile icon, then click on Account from the context menu, locate the Account Summary section and select the Manage plan button .
Click on the Modify or cancel button then on Get discounts for the Premium for Students item or select the Add button corresponding to the Premium for Family option to change the subscription with one of the two plans mentioned.
If, on the other hand, you wish to cancel the automatic renewal of the subscription, press the item Cancel the Premium subscription and Yes, cancel to carry out this operation. In this case, the subscription will remain active until the end of its expiration, after which it will be deactivated and you can continue to use Spotify for free ( Spotify Free ).
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