According to TechRadar and What Hi-Fi?, the streaming service has emailed a large number of its subscribers in the two territories over the past day about the price hike, which is set to be introduced to new users on April 30
In the UK, three of Spotify’s four subscription plans – Duo, Family and Student – will reportedly see an increase in their monthly price, while Spotify Premium will remain priced at £9.99 a month.
TechRadar reports that Premium Student is being raised from £4.99 a month to £5.99 a month, while Premium Duo is going from £12.99 a month to £13.99 a month. Premium Family will cost £2 more a month, going from £14.99 to £16.99 per month.
Spotify users have been sharing their reactions to the purported price increase and screenshots of the email they received on social media, with the streaming service saying in the email that the move has been made “so we can continue to bring you new content and features that you can enjoy”.
Existing Spotify subscribers will apparently see the new prices coming into effect in June. NME has reached out to representatives of Spotify in order to confirm the price increase.
It was reported earlier today (April 26) that Spotify founder Daniel Ek is preparing to launch a takeover bid of Arsenal FC, with Ek set to receive support from a number of the club’s former players.