Spotify is trying out a new ad-supported subscription tier that provides listeners more freedom over what they listen to when compared to the existing free ad-supported service tier.
The new $0.99 subscription tier, called “Spotify Plus,” allows users to select which songs they want to stream between ads, with unlimited skips and on-demand listening.
Spotify’s traditional free ad-based tier limits users to skipping no more than six tracks every hour, and only allow them to listen to tracks from 15 pre-selected playlists.
The streaming service told The Verge that it was trying out Spotify Plus with a limited number of users, cautioning that there was no guarantee that it would roll out to all customers, and that it “routinely conduct[s] tests to inform our decisions.”
Spotify last November rolled out support for standalone Apple Watch streaming via the Spotify app for Apple Watch. The feature allows Spotify users to listen to music or podcasts from Spotify using a WiFi or cellular connection without the need to have an iPhone nearby.