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3 LEGIT Ways to Save Money on Spotify Premium in Malaysia

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This short and sweet article will inform you of the Spotify Premium price AND give you 3 ways to save money on Spotify Premium fee.  It comes with the following disclaimer.

Pre-article disclaimer: I am not accountable for whatever happens to your Spotify accounts should you use any of these tips, including but not limited to suspended accounts and extra charges. That said, the chances of that happening is very small.

How Much is Spotify Premium in Malaysia?

How much for Spotify Premium in Malaysia? The short answer is… from RM14.90 per month, but you can reduce that to as low as RM3.97 per month using the tips further below this article.

Official Spotify Premium Price

As of the time of writing, the official Spotify Premium price as per Spotify website is:

  • Spotify Premium price for Spotify Individual Plan (1 user): RM14.90 per month / RM178.80 per year
  • Spotify Premium price for Spotify Duo Plan (2 users): RM19.80 per month / RM237.60 per year 
  • Spotify Premium price for Spotify Family Plan (up to 6 users): RM23.80 per month / RM285.60 per year

Source: Spotify Premium Malaysia

If you thought that’s kinda expensive, then let’s get to the part where you learn how to save money on your Spotify Premium fee 🙂

Method #1 – Get on a Duo or Family instead of an Individual Plan

Sharing is not only caring, but it’ll save you money on your Spotify Premium plan. If everyone contributes equally, 

  • Sharing with 1 other person in the Spotify Duo Plan will cost each of you RM9.90 per month, or RM118.80 per year.
  • Sharing with 5 other people in the Spotify Family Plan will cost each of you RM3.97 per month, or RM47.60 per year

The catch is that someone must be responsible to hold the main account. They will make the payment to Spotify via their account as well as assign account keys to the other five people. The main account holder will also have to chase the rest for payments, so the effective way is to collect the money upfront.

Important point: All six of you need to key in the exact same address.

Method #2 – Keep an eye out for deals

As of the time of writing, Spotify Premium Malaysia offers Spotify Premium Mini, which comprises the following deals:

  • Spotify Premium price for 1 Day: RM0.75
  • Spotify Premium price for 1 Week: RM2.90

Note: Spotify no longer gives Spotify student price. They used to, but they stopped (as far as I’m aware).

Other expired Spotify Premium deals in the past include:

  • [EXPIRED] GrabRewards Gold and Platinum users can enjoy 3 months of Spotify Premium Plan for free
  • [EXPIRED] Spotify used to offer 3-month Spotify Premium Plan for just RM2.
  • [EXPIRED] Maxis’ ONEPlan has an option to get 1-year Spotify Premium Plan for RM1, if you lock your phone plan in a 2-year contract.
  • [EXPIRED] Via Hotlink, you can get 3-month Spotify Premium Plan for RM14.90

Note: The list is not exhaustive, just the ones I know. Do have a look with your telco provider and e-wallets, in case they do other short-term deals. If you know more, please comment and share.

Method #3 – Buy Spotify Gift Cards

You can also subscribe to Spotify Premium via activating codes sold on Spotify Premium Gift Cards – you can find them at convenience stores like 7-Eleven. The retail price for the Spotify Premium Gift Cards is:

  • RM14.90 for 1 month
  • RM44.70 for 3 months
  • RM89.40 for 6 months

Some people receive Spotify Premium Gift Cards as gifts but didn’t want them (they don’t use or are current user), so they resell them on secondhand marketplaces like Carousell. I have seen them going for ~20-40% less than the retail price, ie around RM10, RM30 and RM60 for 1 month, 3 months and 6 months respectively. Cheaper for you!

Note: Careful of scams; check the reputation of the seller. If your Spotify Premium Gift Card doesn’t work, there is very little you can do 🙁

Bottom line: How much is Spotify Premium depends on convenience

So which Spotify Premium subscription should you pick – directly from Spotify, or via one of the 3 methods above?

My recommendation is… try the cheapest possible options first, ie Method #1 and #2. If it works out, great. If it doesn’t, then pay for convenience (ie subscribe directly from Spotify at normal price).

Well, there you have it! You have learned all official Spotify Premium prices, and how much to get Spotify Premium in Malaysia for cheaper via legal channels. Enjoy your ad-free music, podcast and the super fun annual Spotify Wrapped experience 🙂

While you’re at it, here’s how to save money on Netflix subscription, too.

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  1. There’s a thread in Lowyat Forums that offers the Family Plan sharing, though its between strangers. Not sure how effective it is, never tried it before, but those who really wants to can give it a try?

  2. Hi Suraya, what about the clause that states that members of the plan must live in the same physical address? I have heard about Spotify verifying this info and removing people from the family premium if members of the family plan do not live together. Is this true?

    1. Hey Amsyar – so use the same address for everyone. Have heard about Spotify coming down on this, but overall still okay. If it makes you nervous, use the other options

  3. Hi. What should I do, I was about to pay my premium but they said my number is not valid and when I want to pay via visa they said I need to change payment method.

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