Spotify May Bring New Premium Plans for Its Exclusive Podcast Series

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Spotify could introduce a separate subscription for its unique podcast collection, the corporate’s newest survey hints. As per screenshots of the survey out there on Twitter, customers with the Spotify Podcast Premium plan would get entry to unique reveals or unique episodes on the platform, relying upon the kind of subscription. It seems that Spotify is taking a look at, not less than 4 (or finally two) subscription plans starting from $3 (approx Rs 221) to $8 (Rs 600) per thirty days. Some of the acclaimed unique Spotify collection embody The Joe Rogan Experience, Reply All by Gimlet Media, Mama Knows Best by notable TikToker Addison Rae and plenty of extras.

As per the tweet, the most affordable Spotify Podcast plan that may value $3 contains “access to exclusive interviews and episodes” with “ads (platform inserted and host read ads).” The $8 plan contains advantages similar to “high-quality original content,” “early access to some episodes,” and no adverts. There’s are two distinct $5 subscription fashions that embody unique content material with no adverts, however, one with entry to bonus content material whereas the opposite doesn’t embody the identical profit. Spotify within the survey added that the podcast plans don’t embody the worth of its music streaming service.

However, a Spotify spokesperson advised The Verge that the survey shouldn’t be taken as concrete product plans as the corporate conducts periodic surveys to enhance the platform. “Some of those end up paving the path for our broader user experience and others serve only as important learnings…We have no further news to share on future plans at this time,” the corporate advised the publication.

Spotify over time has been including a number of podcast collection which are out there free of charge through its apps and internet consumer. As per reviews, the platform has over 1.5 million reveals, whereas its greatest competitor, Apple Podcasts has over a million collections. Users with a Spotify Premium subscription plan can obtain music and podcast episodes for offline utilization. The particular person Premium plan in India prices Rs 119 per thirty days whereas the identical plan within the US prices $10.

Recently, Amazon’s audiobook platform Audible added over 100,000 podcasts collection which is free to entry through an Amazon account. Amazon’s music platform, Amazon Music additionally affords roughly 70,000 podcasts reveals free of charge. Amazon, with the addition of the latest reveals, is hoping to rival Spotify and Apple Podcasts. Some of the unique podcasts on Audible will be accessed through an Audible Plus subscription. On the opposite hand, Apple Podcasts doesn’t require any subscriptions for its unique podcast collection.

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