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How to get Spotify Premium

Spotify Premium is more than just an in-app purchase.

Published onOctober 22, 2022

Spotify Premium is so much more than just another in-app purchase. This upgrade transforms your entire Spotify experience, making it a fundamental part of your daily music listening and exploration. If you’ve linked your social media accounts, Spotify can also offer a social listening activity with Premium. We’ve compared Spotify to Apple Music, YouTube Music, TIDAL, and other competitors in a different article. However, if you’re already sold on Spotify Premium, we’re here to guide you on subscribing to it.


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). Press the GET STARTED button to fill out your payment details and start your Spotify Premium subscription.


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, 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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Due to Apple’s restrictions, iOS users cannot directly subscribe to Spotify Premium through their mobile devices. However, subscribing via desktop is a straightforward process. Simply visit the Spotify website, log into your account, and navigate to the “Premium” tab. From there, click the “Get Premium” button, choose your desired subscription plan, enter your payment details, and then click the “Start Premium” button to finalize your subscription.

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.

Canceling Spotify Premium only takes a few steps. Log into Spotify, look for the “change plan” or “Plans” section of your account details, and choose “Cancel Premium”.

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