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How to save £24 a year on your Spotify subscription

How to save £24 a year on your Spotify subscription
Spotify quietly removes feature from free version
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There's a simple change that could save existing Spotify 'premium' subscribers up to £24 every year, according to Money Saving Expert.

Recently, Spotify upped the prices of its 'premium' subscription tiers, with 'individual' going up by £1 and 'duo' and 'family' both going ups by £2 each.

'Individual', for one person to have 'premium' access, now costs £11.99, 'duo', for two people, costs £16.99 and 'family', for up to six people, costs £19.99.

A 'student' rate is still £5.99 and has not been affected by the recent rises.

The 'premium' subscriptions now include audiobooks for existing subscribers - and this option can be removed to save money.

There is a new 'basic' plan option which is how users already know Spotify but just without audiobooks - basically the only change with the new 'premium' subscription is the access of audiobooks.

With the exception of the 'student' option, most Spotify 'premium' plans include 15 hours every month for audiobook listening but on 'duo' and 'family' plans, only the main account holder can access this.

To make the saving, the account holder must make the changes.

To do so, log in to the Spotify account online, select 'profile' and then 'account'.

Then under the 'subscription' option, there is an 'available plans' subheading.

When scrolling down, options for 'basic individual', 'basic duo' or 'basic family' can be found.

Then, once the correct one wanted is found, select it and then 'update subscription'.

The changes will then come into effect from the next billing date onwards.

It's not yet know when the 'basic' option will be available to new subscribers.

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