Jack Quann
Jack Quann

10.09 5 Jun 2019


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The music streaming service Spotify has increased the price Vodafone Ireland customers have to pay. 

Up until now, Vodafone customers who opted into a Spotify add-on as part of their plan were charged €5.99 a month.

This is against the standard Spotify fee of €9.99 a month.

However as and from June 1st, customers are being charged a monthly rate of €8.99.

Some customers also expressed concern that prior notice was not given before the price increase.

But a spokesperson for Vodafone Ireland said: “Vodafone continues to offer Spotify Premium as an add-on service, and as part of our student Vodafone X music offer.

"Customers who currently have Spotify Premium included as part of their plan will continue to have access to the service until their contract expires and or they change plans.

Spotify The logo of Vodafone pictured in 2014 | Image: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie

"At that point those customers can still continue to choose Spotify as an add-on."

They added: "A 30-day notification was issued to all customers who avail of Spotify Premium as an add-on service notifying them of the change of price at their next renewal date."

In April, Spotify hit 100 million paid subscribers for the first time ever.

The Swedish company said it had 217 million total monthly active users, which included those who use a free version of the service.

This figure was up from 207 million from the fourth quarter of last year.

Its Premium revenue of €1.385m grew 34%year-on-year, with average revenue per user at €4.71 in the first quarter.

Overall, Europe accounts for 36% of its users - while 29% of them are based in North America.

Latin America accounts for 22% while the rest of the world is at 13%.

When looking at Premium, Europe accounts for 40% and North America is at 30%.

Spotify also launched in India in late February, expanding its footprint to 79 countries.


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