Spotify will be introducing a price hike to several of its subscription plans in the UK.
In the UK, three of Spotify’s four subscription plans – Duo, Family and Student – will see an increase in their monthly price. The Duo and Student plans will now be £1 more, at £5.99 and £13.99 respectively, while Family plans will cost £2 more a month, at £16.99.
Spotify Premium will remain priced at £9.99 a month.
The streaming giant informed users of the change through an email, which was widely reacted to on social media. In the email, Spotify explained the price increase was so that the company could “continue to bring you new content and features that you can enjoy”.
The new price is set to take effect initially with new users who sign up on or after 30 April. Existing Spotify subscribers on the affected plans will be charged the new prices in June, following a one-month grace period, a Spotify representative confirmed to NME.
Spotify recently announced Mixes, a feature that uses machine learning to personalise playlists for users based on their listening history.
The streaming giant also recently released a statement titled Loud & Clear, which aimed to deliver transparency on its royalty system and streaming payouts.