Spotify Launches Cheaper $10.99/Month Premium Plan Without Audiobooks

Spotify today announced the launch of a new Basic paid plan that offers a small discount for dropping access to audiobooks. Priced at $10.99 per month, the Basic option includes all of the music benefits of Spotify like ad-free playback, but without added monthly audiobook listening time.

General Spotify Feature
The $11.99 standard Premium Individual plan that Spotify offers includes ad-free playback and 15 hours of audiobook listening time per month from a catalog of more than 250,000 titles. Until now, Spotify did not let customers opt for a cheaper plan that did not include audiobook access, as it was automatically bundled in the lowest-tier plan.

Spotify in June raised its base price from $10.99 to $11.99 to "bring users the best experience," but with the new Basic plan, customers who don't want to use the audiobook feature can get the prior $10.99/month price.

Spotify's new $10.99 per month option is on par with the $10.99 price of Apple Music, so Spotify is no longer $1 more expensive than ‌Apple Music‌ for base music subscription service.

There have been no changes to the prices of other plans. Duo is priced at $16.99, and Family is priced at $19.99. Spotify also has a $9.99 per month plan that offers 15 hours of audiobook listening with ad-supported music.

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Top Rated Comments

dannyyankou Avatar
4 weeks ago
Raise the price twice in a year and remove audiobooks for $1 less and convince people it's a discount. I see you Spotify.
Score: 37 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Sheepish-Lord Avatar
4 weeks ago
YouTube needs to take lessons, remove the Music piece and charge $2 less for "Premium"...not like they won't just jack up the prices 6 months later.
Score: 25 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Think|Different Avatar
4 weeks ago
Overpriced – and continuously underpaying artists? That's the Ek Promise??...
Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)
CouldBeWorse Avatar
4 weeks ago
More of this, please. Give me a cheaper YouTube premium subscription without Music and a cheaper Prime membership with two-day shipping only.
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
EBone12355 Avatar
4 weeks ago
Call me when they have a cheaper plan without that idiot Rogan.
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Abazigal Avatar
4 weeks ago

Are they bankrupt yet
Spotify will continue to survive until March 2026 earliest, when their debt becomes due. Let’s see how they deal with it then.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)