The Brief: Spotify is a popular music streaming app.


On Spotify, users can stream songs and podcasts on their smartphones, iPods, and computers. Spotify is available for free with ads and limited features. Purchasing Spotify Premium allows users to have an ad-free experience. With Premium, they can also create playlists and download songs on the app.

Spotify Premium costs $9.99 a month. Student plans cost $4.99 a month and family plans, which allow for multiple accounts, cost $14.99 a month.

Premium users can make playlists, including collaborative ones, in which their friends can recommend friends, or choose from thousands of playlists made by Spotify, including personalized ones based on users’ music taste.