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What is Spotify Duo?

What is Spotify Duo? Uncovering how Spotify Premium duo works, with account page setup and more!

If you're looking for a way to enjoy Spotify Premium with someone you live with, you might want to check out Spotify Duo.

It's an option for premium subscribers that bundles the cost of two separate Spotify Premium accounts for only $14.99 per month, which is cheaper than getting two individual plans or a family plan.

Today, we'll explore what you need to know about Spotify Duo, how it works, and whether it's worthwhile for listeners.

Without further ado, let's dive right in!

What is Spotify Duo?

A Spotify Premium Duo plan is a discounted option for 2 people who live together.

Each person gets their own personal Spotify Premium account, so you don't need to worry about sharing login details or listening to music at the same time. (Yeah, I used to share an account on Spotify. Safe to say I didn't like how heavy metal would blast out of my speakers every time I went in the shower...)

So thankfully, Spotify Duo addresses this issue by allowing each user to retain their own individual premium account. Plus, because you’re on separate accounts, music recommendations are still tailored to your personal tastes.

However, Spotify Duo also comes with a special feature called Duo Mix, which is a shared playlist that automatically updates with music you both like. You can choose between Chill or Upbeat modes depending on your mood.

How does Spotify Duo work?

To start a Spotify Duo plan, one person needs to sign up as the plan manager. They can use their existing account or create a new one. The plan manager is responsible for handling payments, setting the address, and inviting members.

The plan manager can then invite someone they live with to join the plan by email, WhatsApp, or any other method. The invitee needs to accept the invitation at home, confirm their address, and log into (or sign up for) their own account.

Note: You both must live at the same address to join Spotify Duo, and you can only switch Duo plans once a year.

Is Spotify Duo worthwhile for listeners?

Spotify Duo is a great option for listeners who want to enjoy all the benefits of Spotify Premium without paying full price.

With Spotify Premium, you can:

  • Download music and listen offline

  • Play any song, even on mobile

  • Skip as many tracks as you want

  • Listen without ads

  • Access over 200,000 audiobooks (plan manager only)

Spotify Duo costs $14.99 per month, which is $7 cheaper than two individual Premium plans ($10.99 each) or a family plan ($16.99 for up to 6 people). Therefore if you only need two accounts, Spotify Duo is the best value for money.

Spotify Duo also lets you share music with your partner, roommate, or sibling through the Duo Mix playlist. You can discover new songs that you both like and switch between different vibes depending on your mood. Hopefully, the person you share your Spotify premium duo plan with doesn't have bad music taste...!

How does Spotify Duo compare to other plans?

Spotify offers different plans to suit different needs and budgets.

Here's how they compare:


You can listen to music with ads and limited skips. You can't download music or play any song on mobile.


You can listen to music without ads and unlimited skips. You can download music and play any song on mobile. It costs $10.99 per month.

Premium Student

You can get all the benefits of Premium plus access to Hulu and SHOWTIME for $5.99 per month if you're an eligible student. To learn more, click here. (I miss these days...)

Premium Family

You can get up to 6 Premium accounts for family members living under one roof. You also get access to Family Mix (a playlist based on the whole family’s taste) and parental controls. It costs $16.99 per month.

Premium Duo

You can get 2 Premium accounts for couples or roommates living under one roof. You also get access to Duo Mix (a playlist based on both your tastes). It costs $14.99 per month.

You can upgrade to Spotify Premium Duo with your existing free or premium account, and keep all your saved music and playlists. Therefore, you don't need to create a new Spotify account for the Spotify duo plan, you can simply upgrade your current plan.

All you need is to find a friend or family member who lives at the same address as yourself, and follow the steps below!

Get the spotify premium duo account page with your spotify individual premium account to enjoy saved music and playlists

How to Sign Up for a Spotify Premium Duo plan

Hopefully, we've discussed everything you need to know about using the Spotify premium duo deal.

Now, let's go step-by-step with how to access this discounted feature.

1. Visit Spotify's Website

Go to the official Spotify website using your preferred web browser.

2. Log In or Sign Up

If you already have a Spotify account, log in using your credentials. If not, sign up for a new account.

3. Explore Premium Plans

Navigate to the Premium plans section on the Spotify website. Look for "Duo" among the available options. Or, click here to go directly to the Spotify duo page.

4. Initiate Sign-Up

Begin the sign-up process by selecting the "Get Started" or a similar button associated with Spotify Duo.

5. Designate Plan Manager

If you're the one initiating the plan, you'll be designated as the plan manager. Confirm or set up the payment details and provide necessary information. A Spotify premium duo account only needs one payer, so the designated plan manager should be ready to pay the discounted rate for both parties.

6. Invite Member

As the plan manager, invite the person you live with to join the Duo plan. You can do this via email, WhatsApp, or any other method.

7. Accept Invitation

The invitee should accept the invitation via the URL, confirm their address details, and either log into their existing Spotify account or sign up for a new one.

8. Enjoy Premium Benefits

Once the invitee completes the sign-up process, both members can now enjoy the benefits of Spotify Premium duo on their individual accounts.

In Summary: Spotify Duo

Spotify Duo is a new plan that offers two separate Premium accounts for $14.99 per month for people who live together.

If you buy Spotify Premium duo, it is both cheaper than getting two individual plans or a premium family plan, and it comes with an exclusive shared playlist called Duo Mix that updates with music you both like.

A Spotify Duo plan premium account is a great option for listeners who want to enjoy all the benefits of Spotify Premium without paying full price (nice!) and share music with their partner, roommate, or sibling.

We hope this article was informative, and if you have any questions, please let us know in the comments below.

Otherwise, until next time!

Spotify Duo FAQ

Surprise, there's more! Let's answer some commonly asked questions when it comes to the Spotify premium duo plan.

Is there a Spotify Duo free trial?

No, Spotify Duo does not currently offer a free trial. However, you can explore the features and benefits of Spotify Premium with a 30-day free trial, and then decide if upgrading to Spotify Duo is the right choice for you and your plan partner.

Can I switch my Spotify Duo plan to a different address?

Spotify Duo plans can only be switched to a different address once a year. Make sure you and the other plan member reside at the same address.

What's the difference between Spotify Duo and Spotify Family plans?

Spotify Duo is designed for two people living together and costs $14.99 per month, while the Family plan accommodates up to 6 members at the same address for $19.99 per month.

Can I upgrade from an individual plan to Spotify Duo?

Yes, you can upgrade to Spotify Duo if you want to share a plan with someone you live with. The process involves setting up a plan manager and inviting the other person.

Do both members of Spotify Duo get separate Premium accounts?

Yes, each member of Spotify Duo gets their own Premium account with individualized music recommendations.

What is Duo Mix on Spotify Duo?

Duo Mix is a shared playlist on Spotify Duo that automatically updates with music liked by both members. Your duo mix playlist offers both Chill and Upbeat modes, incorporating saved music and recommendations from both users.

Can I use Spotify Duo if I live with my roommate and not a family member?

Yes, Spotify Duo is suitable for couples, roommates, or anyone living together. It's not limited to family members.

Is Spotify Duo more cost-effective than two individual Premium plans?

Yes, Spotify Duo is priced at $14.99 per month, which is $7 cheaper than subscribing to two individual Premium plans at $10.99 each.

What happens if I move to a different address after signing up for Spotify Duo?

Spotify Duo plans are tied to a specific address. If you move, you need to update your address details, and both members must still live together.

Can I share my Spotify Duo plan with someone who doesn't live with me?

No, a Spotify Duo account is specifically for people who live at the same address. For sharing with friends or family in different locations, consider Spotify Family or other plans.

Are there any additional features for Spotify Duo members?

Besides individual Premium benefits, Spotify Duo members can enjoy the shared Spotify Duo Mix playlist, which updates with saved music from both members.

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