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How to get Spotify Premium

Spotify Premium is more than just an in-app purchase.
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December 15, 2021
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Spotify Premium is so much more than your average, run-of-the-mill in-app purchase. This upgrade transforms the entire Spotify experience into a fundamental element of daily music listening and exploration. So how do you buy Spotify Premium?

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Both the desktop and mobile versions of the app will redirect you to the full browser version of the subscription page. Here, select the version you want to sign up for (Individual, Duo, Family, or Student) and then press the GET STARTED button to fill out your payment details and start your Spotify Premium subscription.


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How to get Spotify Premium (Android and iOS)

Open the mobile app and navigate to the far right tab on the bottom marked Premium.

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Scroll down until you see Pick your Premium. Select your desired version (Individual, Duo, Family, or Student) to be redirected to a pop-out of the subscription process.

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In the pop-out, once again select your desired plan by selecting GET STARTED.

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Complete your subscription by filling out your payment details.

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How to get Spotify Premium (desktop and web player)

Select the button marked UPGRADE to the left of your display name dropdown. This will redirect you to the Spotify Premium signup page in your browser.

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Scroll down until you reach the Pick your Premium section.

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Click GET STARTED on the version you would like to sign up for. The options consist of Individual, Duo, Family, and Student.

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Finalize your upgrade by filling out your payment details. Spotify currently accepts credit and debit cards, as well as PayPal.

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FAQs

Can I buy Spotify Premium as a gift for someone else?

No, you cannot directly buy a subscription for someone else in the app. However, you can purchase a Spotify Gift Card for someone else, which they can use to go through and sign up themselves.