Verizon subscribers can now enjoy Spotify Premium service completely free, with no subscription cost and no ads. This article answers the most common questions regarding the deal between Verizon and Spotify, including what Spotify Premium offers, how to get started with the service, and how to get more out of it if you’re already using it as part of your Verizon plan (or if you don’t have a Verizon plan but want to subscribe on your own).
What is Verizon Spotify?
Verizon and Spotify have teamed up to offer a streaming music plan that can be added to any existing wireless plan for $5 per month. In addition, subscribers receive six months of free service. Once your trial runs out, you can continue with monthly subscriptions that start at $9.99 per month. There are also family plans available.
If you’re thinking about trying Verizon’s Music Unlimited plan, sign up for a free 30-day trial and see if it’s right for you! Is Verizon’s Music Unlimited Plan Included in My Plan?: No, unfortunately, Verizon’s Music Unlimited plan is not included in all mobile plans.
To add it to your current plan, you’ll need to pay an additional $5 per month on top of what you already pay for your phone or tablet service. You may also be able to add a line or upgrade an existing line to include unlimited data and access to Verizon’s streaming music services—but again, these options will cost extra each month.
Is it included in my Verizon plan?
Yes, unlimited Verizon Wireless customers get a free subscription to Apple Music. The offer is good for six months, after which you’ll have to pay $9.99 per month or cancel your subscription. You can still use other streaming services while you’re on your free trial, however; they won’t be free but will be a lot cheaper than paying for Spotify Premium. Is it included in my Verizon bundle?: If you have FiOS TV and internet service from Verizon, then yes—it’s included in all of their bundles.
If you only subscribe to one of those services, then no—you’ll need to add Spotify separately (see below). FiOS bundles come with three separate plans: Starter (50/25 Mbps), Essential (75/35 Mbps), and Preferred (150/65 Mbps). The way that it works with any of these packages is that if you want access to music streaming services like Spotify or Pandora Premium, then you must also purchase an additional entertainment package at an additional cost.
How much does it cost if I don’t have Verizon Wireless?
If you don’t have Verizon Wireless, you don’t have to pay anything. The deal between Verizon and Spotify is a non-exclusive arrangement so if you’re a T-Mobile or AT&T customer, you can still use the service for free with ads. There are also other ways to listen to music on Spotify for free. And what about Apple Music? If you already pay for an Apple service (such as iCloud), it’s likely that your account includes access to Apple Music — which is what makes it free as well. You may also be able to listen for free on certain devices such as certain Sonos systems or Logitech speakers that play through Bluetooth.
How do I cancel my subscription?
At $9.99 a month, you may wonder if there’s a way to cancel your service on your own. The answer is yes and no. You can’t cancel through Verizon directly, but you can follow Verizon’s instructions for stopping automatic payments by contacting Verizon customer service. If you don’t want to renew, you must cancel before your plan renewal date; otherwise, expect to pay another $9.99 next month!
Does it auto-renew?
Verizon has a music streaming service that costs $5 per month. This is separate from any data package you buy from Verizon and there are no contract requirements or anything like that. You simply pay your $5 and use it as much or as little as you want.
The question here is, will your subscription renew each month? That really depends on how often you use it; if you subscribe now but only listen to music once in a while, odds are good it won’t auto-renew. If you’re subscribed for three months but only listen to music twice over that period, again, it probably won’t auto-renew. But if you listen all month every month—you’ll likely get charged at least another $5/month.
Can I use my account on multiple devices?
Verizon Spotify users can log in on up to ten devices, but if they have more than that they’ll need to buy additional accounts. They can also stream music on their computer and other mobile devices at no extra cost. If you only want to use your account on one device, you don’t need to pay for a second account—you just won’t be able to log in from another device.
This is true even if you have multiple lines with Verizon Wireless or another carrier; all of your lines will share an account. You don’t get any special benefits for having multiple accounts, so it’s best not to pay for something you won’t use (unless you really want unlimited streams).
Is Spotify free with Verizon?
That’s the first question most people ask. And the answer is yes, with a few caveats. You’ll get your first 3 months for free after signing up for the Go Unlimited, Beyond Unlimited, or Above Unlimited plan that includes it; after that, you’re looking at $4.99 per month to keep it rolling (which is a steal compared to its competition).
There are also some perks that come along with that $4.99: no ads and offline listening of tracks on your phone or tablet. How many tracks? A full 6 million! That’s more than Apple Music and Google Play Music have combined! So, yes: if you’ve got Verizon wireless and want streaming music, you should consider adding their Spotify service.
Who gives free Spotify?
Verizon is one of several mobile companies giving customers a year of free access to Spotify Premium with their plans. The other major carriers offering a similar deal are AT&T and T-Mobile. So, no matter what carrier you’re on, there’s an easy way to get premium streaming music at no cost to you. And as we all know, free stuff is pretty great—especially when it comes to listening to unlimited music whenever we want.
What Streaming Service Is Free with Verizon?
There’s a misconception that if you want to stream music, you need to subscribe to a service. While there are some exceptions (Pandora is free with commercials and iHeartRadio has free tiers), most streaming services like Apple Music, Pandora, Tidal, Google Play Music, and Amazon Prime Music require a monthly subscription fee.
What’s particularly confusing about all of these services is that they don’t offer full functionality on Verizon devices until you pay for an upgraded version; in other words, you aren’t actually getting all of these services for free through your plan—you just have access to them because their parent companies have deals with Verizon. That includes streaming services such as:
Do you get free Netflix with Verizon?
Yes, Verizon Fios customers get free Netflix for two years as part of their promotion. For more information about qualifying for free Netflix and/or what happens after your two-year subscription, check out our Fios Free Netflix Guide. For other common questions, like how to cancel or downgrade your Verizon Fios plan, check out Verizon Spotify FAQ on their website.
Verizon doesn’t include Spotify as one of the streaming services that you get free with your cell phone plan. To get it on the go, you have to either pay for the premium version or use WiFi and your smartphone to stream the music. Still, there are a few ways you can listen to Spotify on Verizon.
You could also potentially use a hotspot, such as a MiFi card or mobile broadband device, and connect your phone to it—but only if Verizon has enabled that option for you in its settings menu. Also note that while one-off songs may be free on Spotify, many of them aren’t available when you’re out of network range—especially since Verizon has added new restrictions to its music streaming.
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