Spotify is working on a new cheaper paid plan called Spotify Plus, which will allow subscribers to skip unlimited songs and listen to specific songs in an album.
The plan would only be $0.99, but crucially would not get rid of ads.
The current free ad-supported plan only allows users to skip 6 songs, and only listen to albums on shuffle. The paid plan, without these limitations, cost $9.99 per month.
In a statement the company said:
“We’re always working to enhance the Spotify experience and we routinely conduct tests to inform our decisions. We’re currently conducting a test of an ad-supported subscription plan with a limited number of our users.”
At present the new plan is just a trial, however, so it is not known if it will roll out more widely.
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