We are family: Spotify to create accounts for parties of five

20 Oct 2014

Music-streaming platform Spotify has created a new family service that allows users to invite up to four family members to share one billing account but have separate playlists.

The new service is pretty much Spotify Premium but for five people, whereby they can listen to music simultaneously on any device without ads, as well as listen offline.

The cost of each additional account beyond the four family members will be reduced by 50pc.

“This is one of the most asked for features from our audience,” said Ken Parks, chief content officer at Spotify.

“With today’s announcement we’re making it easier than ever for the whole family to experience Spotify Premium on their phones, at home and on the go.”

The services will cost US$14.99 for two users, US$19.99 for three users, US$24.99 for four users, and US$29.99 for five users.

Brother and sister listening to music image via Shutterstock

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years