How to Get Spotify Premium on Your PC, Mac, iPhone, or Android

You can even get it for free

Spotify Premium is the paid tier of Spotify’s streaming music service. You can subscribe to it using any major platform such as a PC, Mac, Android, or iOS. The service allows users to stream all available music on the platform, as many times as they want, and without ads. Here’s how to get Spotify Premium.

Spotify and Spotify Premium are not different apps. Premium is a subscription for ad-free music using the same Spotify app as free accounts.

Woman blowing a kiss to a Spotify logo
Getty Images 

How to Get Spotify Premium on iPhone

  1. Start by downloading Spotify from Apple’s App Store. If you already have a Spotify account, sign in. If not, you can register for an account to get started.

    While the Spotify app has an icon for Spotify Premium on the bottom menu to the far right, this only provides more information about the service, but not a way to subscribe.

  2. Using your phone's mobile browser, go to Spotify.com/premium, then tap Get Premium.

  3. Select View Plans.

  4. Log in with your Spotify username and password.

  5. Select Get Started under your desired plan.

    Upgrading to Spotify Premium on iPhone.
  6. Enter your credit/debit card information or PayPal information.

  7. Tap Start My Spotify Premium to complete the purchase.

  8. Return to the Spotify app and start listening.

    Entering payment details on Spotify website on iPhone.

How to Get Spotify Premium on Android

  1. Start by downloading Spotify on Google’s Play Store. If you already have a Spotify account, sign in. If not, you can register for an account to get started.

  2. After logging in, Spotify often displays a full-screen offer for Premium. Tap Go Premium to enter your payment information.

    If you don’t see this Premium offer after signing in, you can also find it in the settings.

  3. Tap Premium on the bottom menu.

  4. Tap the Get Premium in the top right corner of the screen.

  5. This will display a payment screen. Enter your credit/debit card information or PayPal information.

    Subscribing to Spotify Premium on Android.
  6. Tap Start My Spotify Premium and start listening.

How to Get Spotify Premium on a PC

  1. Start by downloading Spotify for Windows. You can do this by going to Spotify.com/download or searching for Spotify in the Windows App Store.

    The Spotify app has downloaded.
  2. Once you sign up or log in, select Upgrade near the top of the application. This will redirect you to Spotify’s website automatically to finish the process.

    Selecting Upgrade in the Spotify app.
  3. Select View Plans on the web page.

    Selecting View Plans on the Spotify website.
  4. Select Get Started under your desired Premium plan.

    Selecting Get Started on the Spotify website.
  5. Log in with your free Spotify account.

    Selecting Log In on the Spotify website.
  6. Enter you payment details. You also can change the plan.

    If you’re in the U.S. you’ll have the option of using Visa, MasterCard, or American Express, as well as PayPal.

    Payment details on the Spotify website.
  7. Select Start My Spotify Premium and head back to the app to start listening.

    Selecting Start My Spotify Premium button.

How to Get Spotify Premium on Mac

  1. Start by downloading Spotify for Mac. The app is not in the Mac App Store, so you will need to download directly on Spotify’s website.

    The Spotify website on macOS.
  2. Once you sign up or log in, click Upgrade near the top of the application. This will redirect you to Spotify’s website to finish the process.

    Selecting Upgrade in the Spotify app on macOS.
  3. Select View Plans on the web page.

    Selecting View Plans on the Spotify website in Safari.
  4. Select Get Started under your desired Premium plan.

    Selecting Get Started on Spotify website in Safari.
  5. Log in with your free Spotify account.

    Selecting Log In on Spotify website in Safari.
  6. Enter you payment details. You also can change the plan.

    Payment details on the Spotify website in Safari.
  7. Click Start My Spotify Premium and head back to the app to start listening.

    Selecting Start My Spotify Premium.

How to Get Spotify Premium for Free

While there is no legal way to get a free Spotify Premium account, Spotify does often have various promotions when signing up as a way to test it out and see how it works.

The most popular promotion, which has existed for multiple years, is to get the first three months of Spotify premium service for just $0.99. For less than a dollar, you'll have a quarter of a year to decide if paying for unlimited music is a good option for you. Spotify also occasionally lets new users try Premium for free for 30 days.

Spotify has been known to have other promotions as well, such as its partnership with Google to give out free Google Home Mini devices when a person subscribes to the five-account premium family plan.

With all these promotions though, just remember you’ll be paying $9.99 for a single premium account, or $14.99 for a family one, to get access to all the music you could possibly listen to.