Spotify customers are complaining that strangers are breaking into their Family accounts, years after the problem was first raised with the music-streaming service. However, members of the Spotify subreddit are complaining that strangers are barging into their Family accounts, allowing them to freeload on a premium subscription. One customer claims four stranger profiles were set up on their Family account.
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Spotify Family Plan: What does it include?
Subscriber Account active since. Spotify Premium is popular for a number of reasons: it's inexpensive, doesn't include ads, offers a wide variety of music, and more. With a Family Plan, members of the same household can enjoy the same Spotify Premium benefits without having to pay for multiple subscriptions. The person in your household who pays for the Spotify Premium Family Plan will need to invite you to join their "Family" before you can reap the benefits of the Premium subscription. You won't be able to use the Premium subscription until you accept the invite.
Spotify Family Plan: How much does it cost?
Spotify will require family plan members to prove that they are all living at the same address, in a revived initiative to prevent abuse of the subscription option. Spotify, apparently, wants to stop that from happening. This is not the first time that Spotify has tried to limit the number of people subscribing to its family plan. Last year, the music streaming service asked certain members to confirm their location by giving their GPS coordinates. The pilot program was abruptly ended due to privacy concerns. The concerns about user privacy have also returned, and Christopher Weatherhead, technology lead for U.
Spotify made it much more affordable to have your whole family on a Spotify Premium plan last month, but it didn't make the process of adding family members any easier. Late last month, Spotify changed the pricing for its family plans to match those of Apple Music and Google Play Music. This puts Spotify's family plan pricing in line with many other popular music streaming services available. Sadly, Spotify didn't make upgrading your account from Premium to Family any more intuitive, and user management could use some work.