When it comes to podcasting, Spotify is one of the best services out there. Competitors like Apple have been on a path to buy multiple podcasting companies in the last couple of years, which could provide Apple with strong podcasting services that could overtake Spotify. However, Spotify is coming up with a new subscription that could take over Apple and even beat Apple music in the category. Spotify has recently been sending out surveys to its users about their thoughts on podcast-focused Spotify premium subscription offerings.
The offering would allow the users to have access to streamers’ exclusive podcast content with a monthly subscription fee. The survey basically talks about various subscription plans and tiers where the pricing could go from $3 to $8 per month. As per their official statement, “At Spotify, we routinely conduct a number of surveys in an effort to improve our user experience. Some of those end up paving the path for our broader user experience and others serve only as important learnings. We have no further news to share on future plans at this time.”
The survey also talks about the cheapest plans on Spotify that can include ads and access to exclusive interviews and episodes. The most expensive subscription would offer early access to episodes and also the removal of ads. Also, the subscription for podcast-only services will not be a part of Spotify Premium music subscription and will be treated as a totally different service. During the pandemic, Spotify saw a large increase in the number of users who preferred listening to podcasts as compared to music, due to which Spotify is asking users about Podcast specific subscriptions.