The Pros & Cons of Spotify Premium – Is it Worth it?

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If you are thinking of getting Spotify Premium you should take a look at the pros and cons list that I have made. This will help you determine whether or not to subscribe to the premium music streaming service. Spotify is well known and commonly used within North America and across the world. With over 75 million users it can be a called the Netflix of Music streaming.

Spotify offers multiple subscription plans. Many believe there are only two, the Premium and Free. However, there are two other plans that are not featured on the homepage. Student Premium and Family Plan. All come at different prices but today I’ll be focusing on the pros and cons of the regular Spotify Premium.

Just to clarify, there are no differences in features with the Family, Student and Premium plans.

If you are wondering whether or not Spofity Premium is worth your money then check on the list below and make a collective decision to sign up for the music streaming service or not.


Listen offline: Out of all the features that are offered on Spotify Premium, this is my favourite. If you have a limited data plan on your phone, using apps that drain your data quickly can be very stressful. Many apps that offer streaming service often use up the most data. However, when it comes to Spotify, you have ability to listen to your playlist or your favourite tracks offline. What this means is that you can download and store the songs you like on the app itself and listen to it later, without your data.

Unlimited Skips: If you have never used Spotify before you can sign up for the free version. You won’t have access to many of the premium features but the free version has it’s benefits. For one, it’s free! However, listening to ads every some odd minutes can get annoying and not having the ability to skip a song can also be frustrating. Skipping songs without restriction is only available on the premium plan. This feature makes a world of difference, especially after experiencing the limitation on the free plan.

Vast Collections of Tracks: Something that surprised me was the number of songs that were available on the streaming service. There are over 30 million tracks to choose from. They also have the latest albums. So there is no need to purchase it off of Google Play, iTunes or a CD at the store.

Streaming to third party Devices: When it comes to parties, music is very important. Whenever I’m throwing a party, I like to play music through my Spotify app to a third party device, usually Chromecast. Not only is it louder than a measly phone speaker but it also has visual aspect. On Chromecast they show the album art and what will be playing next.


Cost: I think this is one of my major issues that I have with Spotify Premium. The cost is $9.99, which sounds very reasonable. However, Netflix is just as much but they offer more pleasing features. For one, they offer the ability for multiple people to use one account. Spotify does not. I think a realistic price for the service is around $5.99.

The Number of Users on One account: As I mentioned above, Spotify premium only allows one person to use the service for the monthly subscription cost. I guess I am use to having the ability to share a service if I am paying for it. This is one of the major drawbacks of signing up for the premium plan. Limitations like this will definitely sway your decision.

Final Thoughts

I couldn’t personally come up with any other con’s then what I have mentioned above. Spotify Premium is a pretty solid service and doesn’t have two many drawbacks.

If you still don’t know whether it is worth it or not the best action to take is to sign up for the 30 day free trial.

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