Spotify S’pore new premium plan for students more expensive than family plan

Do the math.

By Olivia Lin | April 21, 2017

One of the moderately tolerable things about being a student is being eligible for discounts.

Jumping on the bandwagon of student-related concessions is Spotify Premium.

Previously available only in the United States, the United Kingdom and Germany, Spotify has now expanded its Premium for Students to 33 more countries, one of them being Singapore.

The existing premium plan for individuals costs S$9.99 per month, but with the student scheme, users only need to pay S$4.99.

Besides having access to Spotify’s extensive music library, the benefits that come with the plan also include ad-free and offline streaming.


However, according to Spotify’s terms and conditions, the discount is only applicable to students at an accredited higher education institution, meaning tertiary institutions like ITE, polytechnics, and universities.

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It is also only available for the “duration of their student life”, so final year students, it’s time to make full use of your last few months as an undergraduate.

Get the Spotify Premium for Students here.


A cheaper option

But before you click on that subscription button, it’s important to note that there’s actually another plan that’s more affordable than the new student scheme — the Spotify Premium for Family.

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The family plan, which costs S$14.98 per month, allows up to six users under one account.

So if you do the math, it amounts to a mere S$2.50 per user. That’s half the price of the Premium for Students.

The account has to be tied to a single address, which means only one bill will be sent out every month. This can easily be coordinated with an individual footing the bill first, then have the rest paying that person back subsequently.

If they actually bother to reimburse the S$2.50, that is.


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Top image via Spotify

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About Olivia Lin

Olivia likes to spook herself out by reading short horror stories and delving into the world of the unknown. She’s also worried that by stating this on an online platform, internet-savvy ghosts might take notice and haunt her at night.

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