Spotify is one of the most popular music streaming services, allowing users to listen to millions of songs, playlists, podcasts, and more. While Spotify’s free tier provides access to the full catalog, the Premium subscription unlocks additional features like unlimited skips, high-quality audio, and offline listening. One of the best parts of Spotify Premium is the ability to add friends and family to your plan to share the cost.
If you want to add your partner to your Spotify Premium account, here is a step-by-step guide on how to set up the Spotify Premium Duo plan and share the benefits.
Check Eligibility for the Spotify Premium Duo Plan
Spotify Premium Duo plan allows two people living at the same address to share one subscription. To qualify for the Spotify premium plan, you and your partner must:
- Live at the same home address: Spotify will ask you to enter and verify your address when signing up.
- Not already having an active Spotify Premium account: You can’t combine existing Premium plans.
- Each has a separate Spotify free account to start with.
As long as you meet these requirements, you and your partner can join a Spotify Premium Duo plan.
Set Up a Duo Plan on Spotify.com
To get started, go to the Premium Duo page on Spotify.com and click “Get Started.” The first step is to confirm your eligibility by entering your address.
Next, you’ll select “Duo Mix” – a regularly updated playlist created just for the two of you based on your favorite artists and listening habits. Customize the name if you want.
Finally, invite your partner by entering their email. They’ll get an email to join your Duo plan. Once they accept, the plan will activate for both of you.
Join Your Partner’s Duo Invitation
If your partner sets up the getting Spotify Premium subscription, you’ll get an email invite from Spotify to join their plan. Click the link in the email and you’ll be prompted to confirm by entering your address.
Spotify will combine your existing playlists and recommendations into a shared Duo Mix playlist so you can see what you both enjoy listening to. Confirm your username and you’ll be added to the Duo plan.
Now you can both take advantage of the Premium features whenever you listen on your devices. The Duo plan allows you to set up profiles to keep your accounts separate.
Managing Your Shared Spotify Premium Account
The account holder who initiated the Duo plan has access to account management settings. Under the plan options, they can add or remove Duo partners at any time.
Both people on the Duo subscription can take advantage of Spotify Premium services like downloading music and podcasts and listening without ads. However, only the main account holder can cancel or change the plan.
You can still use your individual free Spotify accounts for profile settings, playlists, saved music, etc. The Premium subscription is shared between the two profiles.
Cost Savings of Sharing a Spotify Premium Plan
Sharing a Spotify Premium Duo plan allows you to split the cost while getting full access to Premium features. Here are some of the savings:
- Spotify Premium Duo is $12.99 per month total, while individual plans are $9.99 per month.
- For two people that’s $6.50 each instead of $9.99, saving $3.49 per month per person.
- Over the course of a year, you’ll save $41.88 each compared to having separate Premium accounts.
- You both get full Premium access on mobile, desktop, tablet, gaming consoles, smart speakers, TV, and more.
Enjoy a Premium Spotify Experience Together
With Spotify Premium Duo, you and your partner can save money while still having your own personal Spotify accounts. You’ll get to explore each other’s musical tastes and preferences as well as access all of your own playlists and stations. It’s a great way for couples to share the listening experience together.
Adding your partner to your Spotify++ Premium subscription is quick and easy. As long as you meet the eligibility requirements, you can be set up with a Duo plan in minutes. With customized playlists for two and half the price, Spotify Premium Duo is ideal for couples who both love music and streaming.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What happens if one person stops using the Duo plan?
If your partner stops using the shared Duo plan, it will revert to an Individual Premium plan for $9.99 per month for the remaining user.
Can we listen to Duo Mix offline?
Yes, the Duo Mix playlist created just for the two accounts can be downloaded to listen offline, like any other playlist on Spotify.
Do we get two Premium accounts for the price of one?
You get two Premium accounts with the full set of features for the $12.99 Duo price, which is half the cost of two Individual plans.
What type of address verification is required?
Spotify will verify you live at the same address as your Duo partner before approving the plan to find new music, usually by sending a code in the mail.
Can I combine my Premium account with a free account?
Unfortunately, you can’t combine an existing Premium plan with a free plan. Both users need to start with free accounts to be eligible for Premium Duo.
What features do I lose from my Individual plan?
Premium Duo has all the same features as an Individual plan like no ads, offline listening, high-quality audio, etc. The only difference is the plan management.
Can I switch back to an Individual plan later?
Yes, you or your partner can cancel Duo and switch to Individual Premium plans at any time. Your preferences and playlists will remain intact.
Sharing a Spotify Premium subscription with your partner is a great way to save money without sacrificing features. The Duo plan makes it easy to combine your musical tastes into shared playlists for just $12.99 a month in total. Setting up the plan is simple if you meet the eligibility requirements.
With customized playlists, half the cost, and unlimited, ad-free music for both of you, Spotify Premium Duo is an ideal option for couples who want to enjoy their music streaming experience together. Joining accounts allows you to bond with your favorite artists while saving over $40 per year compared to having separate premium plans.