Good news! If you’ve got more than one person in your household who enjoys a little bit of music streaming and you guys like the premium experience, you can save a few bucks every month with the larger roll-out of the Spotify Family Plan. That is unless you live in Canada, because apparently Spotify hates maple syrup, ketchup chips and polite people.

Announced via the the Spotify News page, the $14.99/month (or local equivalent) Spotify Family Plan is now available everywhere that Spotify is… except for Canada. There’s a nice little footnote at the end of the official announcement to single out the land of the maple leaf to leave us out in the cold. Winter is coming indeed.

For everyone else, the Spotify Family Plan effectively lets you have up to six individual Spotify Premium accounts for that single monthly fee. Compare this to the $9.99 you’d spend each month on just Premium plan and you see how the savings can be substantial starting with just two family members. Everyone still gets separate accounts, so you don’t have to worry about your dad (or your kids) ruining your recommendations and playlists. And everyone gets the full premium experience.

The price point here is identical to what you’d get with the Google Play Music family plan, which is also what you’d get with the $15 Apple Music family plan too.


Of course, as a Canadian, you can still get your Spotify Premium “for free” with your Fido Pulse plan. Even so, it’s a very curious decision that Spotify would roll out the family plan “to all users globally,” only to leave Canadians ineligible. I guess I’ll just have to console myself with another giant plate of poutine.

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