Spotify is quietly testing a brand new, extra inexpensive subscription dubbed Spotify Plus. It’s present process A/B testing with just some customers reporting that they’ve gotten a proposal to attempt it after which the provide comes with a distinct worth tags. The streaming service is clearly making an attempt to really feel out the very best worth for Plus.
Some customers noticed Spotify Plus as a $1 a month service, a tenth of the $10/mo worth for the Premium tier. Nonetheless, Plus is a combination between Free and Premium – nicely, it’s principally the Free tier with some restrictions lifted.
For context, the Free tier helps you to hearken to any album, however solely on shuffle and that’s an issue since you’ve gotten a restricted variety of skips – you possibly can solely skip 6 tracks each hour. There are additionally playlists (e.g. Uncover Weekly) the place you possibly can decide the songs your self, however these playlists are both auto-generated or curated by Spotify. In case you make your personal playlist you might be again to shuffle solely.
So, that is the place Spotify Plus is available in – the service remains to be ad-supported, however you possibly can play any track you want and skip as usually as you want. Sadly, Plus is obtainable to random customers, so there’s no approach you possibly can attempt it out except you get fortunate.
The Verge reached out to the Spotify workforce who confirmed that they’re testing a brand new ad-supported subscription plan, however didn’t provide any extra particulars. Notice that that is solely a take a look at and Plus could by no means be rolled out.
We guess it relies on the month-to-month worth for the plan, which is why Spotify is making an attempt completely different numbers to gauge curiosity. How a lot would you pay for Plus?