Spotify announced the Premium Mini plan, which opens two new payment models for subscribers to the music streaming platform in India. The idea of the new plan is to offer very low prices, with an equally limited duration and some functions unless the common individual subscription.
When subscribing to the Premium Mini, the Indian Spotify user will be able to choose between two terms, each with its price: a one-day subscription costs seven rupees (R $ 0.49 in direct conversion), whereas the period weekly price for 25 rupees (R $ 1.73).
However, there are also certain restrictions: while the common subscription provides connectivity between up to five devices, Spotify stipulated that the Premium Mini will only serve one smartphone (i.e., no desktop app or web interface). Furthermore, the new plan has a ceiling of just 30 downloadable songs for the user to listen to offline, unlike the 10,000 in the standard individual plan.
Premium Mini subscribers can also forget, for example, the idea of adding local music to their playlists – this benefit, today, is only allowed through desktop access, which does not exist in the new model. On the other hand, there are rumors that Spotify is testing the upload of mp3 files on Android.
Another novelty for the Indian market is the reduction in the value of the annual subscription: before, having Spotify for a whole year cost 1,189 rupees (R $ 82.39), and now it is worth 999 rupees (R $ 69.23).
There is still no information about the availability of Spotify’s Premium Mini plan in other markets.