Unlike most of the competition, Spotify offers users a paid and free listening tier. The former will give users features like offline listening, playing songs on demand, skipping songs, and basically lets them do whatever they want with the service. The free version, however, limits what users can do and users will have to put up with ads.
However, Spotify thinks that they might have found the solution to get people to start paying. According to a discovery from The Verge, it seems that Spotify is testing out a new subscription tier that will cost just $1 a month. This is versus the current paid tier that’s priced at $9.99 a month.
This particular tier will still come with ads, but it seems that users will be given more freedom in how they listen to their songs. For example, users will be able to pick and choose the songs they want to listen to, and they can also skip as many songs as they like (the free tier is limited to six tracks per hour).
However, before you get too excited, Spotify told the publication that there’s no guarantee that this subscription will launch for the masses. According to the company, “Some tests end up paving the way for new offerings or enhancements while others may only provide learnings. We don’t have any additional information to share at this time.”