You can try to share an account with the little ones, who will leech on and seemingly fire up playlists during every waking moment (or at least when YOU want to rock out to some tunes), or suck it up and get them their own subscription. Compare that to Apple who charges the same price for the same amount of family members, or Spotify which now asks for $5 for each additional family member on top of their standard $9.99.
Just what sort of restrictions – if any – such a family plan will have remains to be seen, but it does seem likely there will be some drawbacks.
According to the latest rumors from Android Police, tomorrow Google will announce a new plan for consumers who want to save some cash by partnering up on a streaming service.
Google has an event scheduled for tomorrow where it’s going to make a number of interesting announcements, including but not limited to two new Nexus smartphones. It also means an end to the frustration that comes from finding out someone added Justin Bieber tracks to your playlist. On Spotify, six accounts for streaming will run you $29.99 a month, while Apple Music and Google Music will be priced identically. It too has a $14.99/month plan, but it only covers two users. It originally launched as a sort of locker service that allowed users to upload their own music and stream it from wherever they might be; this functionality still remains but since then the Internet giant has signed all sorts of deals to offer the best of today’s music as well.