Spotify Changes Free Streaming Plan

Written by John Ponio    Friday, 23 September 2011 14:45

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I've hoped by now that you've at least tried to try out Spotify. It's a fantastic program that offers ad-supported music streaming as well as paid services. The ads can get annoying, but it's balanced with how nice the service is. Previously Spotify offered 10 free hours of music per month, and after that you'd either have to wait for the end of the month or pay for their service. They're changing it now, though, to something that's a little nicer. What will be the deal now is that you'll get unlimited streaming for six months after the date you signed up (it is retroactive, sadly), then your account will revert to the 10-hour-per-month plan. It will also no longer be invite-only, which many will be happy to know. If you'd like to pay, the two previous plans are still available. The cheaper is $4.99 for unlimited music streaming with no ads. The more expensive is $9.99 for unlimited music streaming, no ads, and unlimited mobile access. You can read more about it here.