Comparison : Spotify Free vs Spotify Premium.


Spotify is one of the music services in streaming the most popular on the market. It offers subscriptions to Spotify Free and Spotify Premium, but what are their differences ? Here we will compare their prices, features and audio quality.

We focus on these two formulas, but be aware that Spotify offers a package for students to 4.99 € per month and a family package at us $ 14.99 per month. Both of them offer a free month trial.


As its name indicates, Spotify Free is free. However, if you want to enjoy more features, you must subscribe to their Premium offering ; it will cost you € 9.99 per month.

If you are not sure you want to subscribe to Spotify Premium, so start by its version free for 30 days.

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Spotify Free is supported by advertising, when ads are played after listening to a few tracks.

Despite this inconvenience, you can explore different playlists, manage them as you wish. In addition, you will have the opportunity to preserve your 4G using the option Saving data.

Finally, to be able to choose the order of passage of your music and switch from one song to another as many times as you want, you need to ensure that your list contains the option of Reading and not Reading random.

Spotify Premium, on the other hand, permits no advertising, so you can enjoy your music without interruption. Listen to all the titles you want, where you want, even abroad, and from any interface Spotify (computer, internet, or application).

The other strong point of this subscription is the ability to save your favorite songs for offline listening, so you don’t have to solicit your datas. In addition, you have the right to download up to 3 333 titles on three devices at maximum.

Quality audio.

Spotify uses different sound quality settings for streaming by adopting the Ogg Vorbis format. Its standard output to a listening from a smartphone is 96 Kb. On the other hand, when listening from your computer, this speed goes to 160 Kbits, thanks to the web player.

If you opt for the version Spotify Premium, then you will get a streaming audio of 320 Kbits, which is considered to be of “high quality” on the computer, and “extreme quality” on a smartphone.