Sprint Offers Spotify Discount on Framily Plan
Sprint today announced a pair of new music offerings. The company is offering a free six-month trial of Spotify to Framily plan customers. After six months, Framily plans with up to five Spotify Premium subscribers will be eligible for a $7.99/month/person rate. For Framily plans with six or more Spotify Premium users, the rate drops to $4.99/month/person. For Sprint customers on other plans, the company is offering a 3-month free trial followed by the standard $9.99/month rate. Sprint is also launching Sprint Sessions, exclusive high-quality streaming music from concerts and more.
Spotify Debuts New $15-Per-Month Family Plan
Spotify today reduced the cost of its family plan and made it competitive with offerings from Apple and Google. Moving forward, the Spotify family plan costs $14.99 per month and supports up to six individual users.
Microsoft Pauses Groove Music, Spins New Tune with Spotify
Microsoft today announced changes to its music offering for Windows devices that will see it transition from its own Groove Music service to Spotify. According to Microsoft, the Groove Music media player application will continue to work for playing back owned music on Windows devices, but it will no longer offer the option to stream, purchase, or download music after December 31.
Starbucks Adds Spotify Music Discovery to Mobile Apps
Starbucks today expanded the scale of its mobile application to include Spotify-backed music discovery. People who visit Starbucks stores will be able to use the Starbucks mobile app to discover what songs are being played in-store and save those songs to a personal Spotify playlist.
Sprint Offering 50% Off Competitors' Rates
Sprint said beginning November 20, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon customers who switch their number to Sprint will save 50% off their old rate plan. The 50% savings will be available to switchers through Jan.