First Apple Music did it, then Google Play, and now, Spotify has upgraded its family plan to allow up six people to have premium accounts for $14.99 a month. It's a potentially steep price cut for existing Spotify families, who previously only got two accounts for that price -- adding a third ($19.99), fourth ($24.99) or fifth ($29.99) member had triggered price increases.
Other than the price, nothing else has changed about the family plan tier: one bill for multiple individual premium Spotify accounts. Spotify gift cards can’t be used to pay for the plan, however, and you’re out of luck if you subscribe through a telephone company or another third party. Also: SORRY CANADA, but you appear to be the lone market that is excluded at this time.
Apple Music rolled out its $14.99/six family plan when it launched in late June 2015. Google Play followed in December. At the time of Apple's launch, Spotify hinted that it would offer a "competitive" family price before long. Now all eyes are on Tidal, which maintains a similar pricing model as the one Spotify just ditched: $14.98 for two, with additional members costing $5 more apiece.
Both Spotify and Apple Music also offer student discounts, set at $4.99 a month.