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Spotify free vs Spotify Premium: What is the difference

Spotify free vs Spotify Premium: What is the difference

Spotify is one of the most popular and best music streaming services around the world. It gives you access to millions of songs. Spotify offers subscription options to suit any lifestyle and budget, including Spotify Premium, Spotify Free, Premium for Family and Student discount.

Spotify free vs Spotify Premium

What's the difference between Spotify Free and Premium? This article mainly compare the two subscription services from the aspects of price, features and audio quality.

Spotify free vs Premium

Spotify Free Spotify Premium

Monthly Fee


$9.99 (or $14.99 for a 6-account family deal)

Save 50% for Student


30 million tracks (supported by ads) Over 30 million songs

PCs, smartphones, connected devices, Smart

TVs, PS3 & PS4, Android Auto, Apple Carplay

PCs, smartphones, connected devices, Smart

TVs, PS3 & PS4, Android Auto, Apple Carplay
Special Features Mobile Streaming Ad-free listening; Offline listening; Unlimited Skips; Mobile Streaming

What's the difference between Spotify Free and Premium

Price: With Spotify Free service, you get access to Spotify catalog of over 30 million tracks (supported by ads) on your computer or tablet at no cost. The Free tier is ad supported. And the Premium Spotify plan with unlimited access will cost $9.99 a month. With Spotify's student discount, you can get a Premium subscription in $4.99.

Spotify free and Premium

Features: With a Free account, you can listen to anything in our catalog, but you'll hear ads between tracks and there are some on-demand limitations depending on your device. With a Premium account, you won't get adverts or any limitations, no matter what device you're using. You can also access special features such as high quality sound, offline listening, and Spotify Connect.

Streaming audio quality: Spotify has three quality ratings for streamings, all in the Ogg Vorbis format. The choices are Normal at 96Kbits/sec, High at 160Kbits/sec and Extreme at 320Kbits/sec. Users with the free version will automatically get the Normal version, and Premium subscribers can choose at what level of streaming quality the music plays, but the Automatic style is recommended - it will change according to your network connection, with a minimum rate of 96Kbits/sec.

Other Features: Premium's other huge benefit is offline listening, which allows you to save up to 3,333 songs each on three different devices. Any album or playlist can be saved for offline listening, and you can select the quality in which to save the music. Premium allows you to use Spotify Connect, which controls Spotify music across multiple devices.

Recommendation: Play Spotify Music on other any device without Soptify

The saved Spotify music files are stored in encrypted files that can only be played with the spotify app, therefore you can't copy them or transfer to any other device. If you want to play the Spotify on other device like Galaxy Note 8. Spotify Audio Converter can help you.

The program enables you to decrypt and convert Spotify music or playlists to common MP3, WAV, AAC, FLAC, ALAC and AIFF with ID3 tags and metadata kept. It supports batch conversion. With the intuitive interface, you can convert Spotify songs with up to faster speed and CD output quality.

Interface of Spotify Audio Converter

Note: The trial version of NoteCable Spotify Converter has 3-minute conversion limit, and users can convert 3 songs at a time. You can unlock the time limitation by purchasing the full version at $14.95.

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