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How to Get Spotify Premium for Free Right Now

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If you love the free Spotify version, you may be wondering if there’s a way to get the premium version for free as well.

The answer?


In all of my freebie posts, I always try my best to be as honest as possible.  I don’t mislead nor will I send you to some crappy scam site that just asks for your credit card information.  I don’t work like that here.

In today’s post, I wanted to share the many strategies I have found online that you may want to test out if you want a Premium account for $0.   Some may work, some may not.  It’s up to you to see how you can take advantage.  I’m just throwing the information I find out there.

No matter what you’re looking to use, whether it’s Android, your iPhone or even a PC, these strategies should work.

Let’s begin!

How to Get Spotify Premium for Free

Take Advantage of the Free Trial

This one is a no-brainer and is considered to be the easiest way to get Spotify Premium for free for three months.  It’s not forever, but it’s a legitimate away to get a free account.

No matter what time of year it is, Spotify is almost always allowing you to try the Premium option for free.  For instance, as I’m writing this, I can test it out for three months at no cost.  That’s a long time!

Once the trial ends, of course, you can continue to pay or cancel if you so choose.  Just make sure you set a reminder to cancel a day before the trial is set to expire as they will automatically bill your credit card.

If you do cancel, you can continue to sign up for trials with new e-mail accounts, but you won’t be able to keep your favorite playlists, songs or albums.  This can be frustrating, I know, but it’s one of the easiest ways to get a free Spotify Premium account.

Spotify Family

This is a long shot, but if you know of anyone who currently has a Spotify Family account, you could ask them if you can jump on board if they have a spot open.

If you’re unfamiliar with the Family account, it offers up to six Premium accounts under one account, all for $14.99 a month.

Even if you don’t know of anyone, it shouldn’t be hard to find six people to split $14.99 in total.  That’s only $2.50 a month each.

I know I’m supposed to be talking about the free ways to get a Spotify Premium account, but c’mon, who can’t afford $2 a month for a legal account?

Find a Giveaway

If you don’t mind testing your luck, consider entering a giveaway to see if you can win an account.

To find these giveaways, it’s quite simple and only requires a quick Google search.  But, instead of just searching, you will want to make sure that you’re looking at the most recent results to ensure the giveaway is fresh.

To do this, you will want to search for something such as “Spotify giveaway” and will then want to click on “tools,” then “any time” and click on either “past 24 hours” or “past week” to see if any giveaways are available.

You may not always find one, but if you do, consider adding your name to see if you can win.

Are You a Student? (Almost Free)

It’s not entirely free, but if you can prove that you’re a college student, you can get Spotify Premium, HULU Premium and Showtime for $5 a month.  This is quite possibly one of the best deals on the web for students.

The best part about this deal, just like the regular Premium account, is that you can try it out for a limited free trial, often lasting up to three months.

To learn more about Spotify Premium, Hulu and Showtime, you can do so via this special offer page.

Out of all the options I mention, this is by far the best value, hands down.

Work with Starbucks?

It’s a long shot, but if you work with Starbucks, you can take advantage of a free Premium account with no strings attached.

To learn more about the Starbucks Spotify Premium program, you can do so here.  You can also talk with HR to find out how you can sign up.

As long as you can verify you work at Starbucks, you can get it for free.

Check out eBay (Almost Free)

Check out eBay and you will almost always find sellers selling lifetime Spotify Premium accounts or even sellers who want to share their family accounts for a few bucks.

When I was writing this, for instance, I found more than 80+ options, including this one:

I know it’s not free, but if you have a few dollars to spare, this is often much cheaper than subscribing yourself.

If going this route, just make sure that you read the description in its entirety so that you know what you’re getting yourself into.  A lot of them are scams.  Again, I’m just throwing this out there.

Warning:  APK/Mods Rarely Work Forever

In your search online, you may have come across multiple websites, asking you to download what’s known as an APK file or even third-party software.  Some of the most popular include the TweekApp and AppValley.

Many of the comments say it works, but they are often a year or so old. You have to take a look at the most recent comments and you will quickly find that many state it doesn’t work.  The same can be said about YouTube videos.  If you look at any of the most popular videos talking about the many ways to get Spotify for free, most of the recent comments, again, say it doesn’t work.

The thing with these files is that you have to mess with your phone’s security as well as download from providers that are known to be quite unethical.  Some can straight up mess with your phone.  Some even ask you to buy a VPN service, kind of defeating the purpose of a “free” account.  To me, it’s not worth it and you’re better off trying the methods already mentioned above.

Even if you get these files to work, Spotify has been cracking down, often disabling your account, forcing you to download the official app from the Google Play/iTunes store.  In short, it won’t work for long, and even if you think it will, it won’t.  Trust me.  Just search online and you will see what I’m talking about.  Spotify is always one step ahead.

Final Thoughts

In the end, a free Spotify Premium account is possible, but it’s not going to be easy.

The best ways to take advantage, at least to me, are either finding someone with an extra family account or signing up for the free trials.  eBay could be a consideration as well.  While the APKs and third-party apps seem tempting, Spotify stays on top of things and will disable your app in no time, even if you get it to work.

For now, at least attempt the methods above to see if you can get one to work.  If so, great, you’re saving $10+ a month.  If not, consider finding six friends to join a Family account or stick to the free version until you find another way to save.

As always, I’m always open to new techniques and criticism.  You’re more than welcome to vent via the comments below!

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Tom Nathaniel

Hi! My name is Tom Nathaniel, and I created LushDollar to help share my honest thoughts on everything money. You won't find gimmicks here. It's the Internet's most honest money site after all. I graduated from Arizona State University, and I have worked in the finance industry since 2006, consulting with multiple Fortune 5000 companies.

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