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Sharing a Spotify account: is it possible?
March 31, 2021
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Sharing a Spotify account: is it possible?

Spotify is a streaming platform that has transformed the way we listen to music.

Having briefly outlined what Spotify is, let’s delve a little deeper for a better insight into the software and how it works if you’d like to share your Spotify account.

What is Spotify?

Spotify is a downloadable platform that is compatible with desktop and smartphone devices.

It provides users with access to a vast catalogue of online music and podcasts, where listeners can tune into whatever content they like.

Spotify has millions of songs from various artists across the globe, alongside a vast collection of immersive podcasts which cover everything from sports to tech.

Spotify can even recommend songs based on your personal listening preferences.

Though Spotify is free, unless you pay for a Premium membership you’ll have a limited experience.

With a Spotify Premium membership you will be able to skip songs and have a higher audio quality, among other things.

How Much Does Spotify Cost?

There are four user options available, one free and three paid:

  • Free: Playlists with songs and various musical genres available. Users can listen for free but there are limitations – for example being awarded a limited number of skips.

  • Spotify’s Premium Membership There is more to Spotify’s paid membership than meets the eye. Here are some of the benefits of going premium:

  1. No Adverts - Including banner and audio ads
  2. Better Audio Quality - Enjoy 320kbps instead of 160kbps
  3. Download Songs - Download songs for offline listening
  4. Unlimited Skipping - Skip to your heart’s content with no forced shuffling
  5. Hulu Access - If you live in the US.

Differences between Spotify free and Spotify Premium

  • Premium costs $9.99 a month. There are no limitations and you can download albums and songs to listen to offline. Unlimited skips and no adverts!

  • Duo costs $12.99 a month. With 2 Premium accounts for two people under in the same household.

  • Family costs $15.99 a month. This can be shared between up to six family members, including one monthly discounted subscription.

Enjoy all the benefits of Premium, including unlimited, high-quality streaming access to over 30 million songs.

  • Student costs $4.99 a month. As the official website says: “If you are a student enrolled at an accredited college or university, and above the age of 18, then you can get Premium for Students for up to four years.”

Spotify Premium Plans

Spotify Premium membership costs £9.99 a month, which can be costly as a regular expense.

If the thought of owning an account outright seems daunting, have you ever considered sharing an account?

You might wonder if doing so is even possible?

How to Create a Spotify Account

  • Visit the Spotify website and register
  • Insert your e-mail address and password, or use Facebook to sign up
  • Select a subscription plan
  • Insert your payment method
  • Start your 30-day free trial
  • Download the free Spotify application for your device
  • Sign in to your account and get listening!

Is it Possible to Share a Spotify Account?

Spotify offers a Premium Family membership which can be shared by up to 6 family members for $15.99 a month.

Users can also sign up in twos for a Premium Duo account, which costs $12.99 a month.

Sharing a Spotify Premium membership is a simple and cost-effective way to listen to music.

The service permits a primary account holder and up to five family members to fully access the service, with options for shared music, playlists, and recommendations.

Spotify has introduced a sharing option to return value to its customers, as a great way to encourage people who would otherwise be unable to afford its Premium service.

Users may be Added and Removed

Managing users on your Spotify Family account must also be done through a browser.

Go to and click “Go” under “Manage your family accounts” to add or delete people from your account.

If you have an empty space, you may invite someone by emailing them or giving them a direct link.

Unfortunately, you cannot just deactivate someone’s access to your Spotify Family account.

You will instead need to invite someone else or create a new invitation link. The user you chose to remove will be deleted from your account and their access to Spotify Premium will be revoked.

Accepting an invite to join Spotify Family

Spotify has simplified the invitation procedure for invitees.

If you’ve been invited to Spotify Premium, you’ll either get a link from the person who invited you or an email from Spotify informing you that you’ve been accepted.

To get started, click on the link.

Alternatively, if you were invited by email, click the Accept Invitation tab in the email.

Sign in or create an account, then click Redeem.

How does Spotify check the address?

As we mentioned before, the plan requires that all account holders must reside in the same household.

Once you’ve signed up for the Spotify Family subscription, Spotify will request your home location through Google Maps.

Anyone who is added to the plan will be required to do the same. You must enable Location Services on your devices for Spotify to validate your address.

Spotify also states that from time to time, account users would be asked to verify their addresses.

Is it possible to add a family member with a different address?

No. This will not be feasible since it is a condition of this plan that everyone reside at the same address.

Can Family Members see each other’s accounts?

Each account holder will have a unique username and password.

Each family member account will be accessible to the primary account holder, who will pay the bill.

Everyone else who is not the main account holder, on the other hand, will be unable to access each other’s accounts.

We hope this article has cleared up all your doubts regarding Spotify.

If you don’t have family members living with you, you can’t share the Spotify Family or Duo cost.

Alternatively you can try other music streaming services and find out how Apple Music works.


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