Spotify introduces its Premium Family plan in South Africa.
Spotify has introduced its Premium Family plan in South Africa to allow family members to access Spotify Premium through a single shared subscription.
The subscription cost R100($5.44) per month and can be purchased from the Spotify website.
A statement by the company said, “Spotify Premium Family is now available in South Africa, providing family members living under one roof up to six Premium accounts for a bundled rate of R99.99”.
“Since Spotify was first introduced locally, it has been exploring ways to introduce new content, features, and plans to add value to its users and while the rollout comes during a difficult climate, Spotify hopes families will find the new plan useful, especially while many parents and children are home”.
Premium Family gives each member with their own individual Spotify account, meaning that each user sharing the subscription will have their own saved music, podcasts, playlists, and recommendations.
The features on the Premium Family includes:
- Family Mix: This feature grants access to a personalized playlist with songs sourced from all users sharing the subscription. Family Mix is updated regularly, and the user can control who is in each session to optimize your family’s favorite shared listening moments.
- Parental Controls: Parents can block explicit content for all other accounts on their plan.
- Family Hub: A single portal for billing users to manage family members, parental controls, and other account information.
The company said, “Getting started is easy, just visit spotify.com/za/family, follow the steps to create your Premium Family account, and invite family members you live with.”
Users who have never tried Premium before can try the first month of the Premium Family for free.
Meanwhile, individuals who have already subscribed to Premium can switch to Spotify Premium Family by visiting their account page and changing their subscription.
The Premium Family account supports offline playback and users are provided with ad-free, high-quality audio streaming.
The Premium Family plan is currently available in Egypt, Kuwait, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.