How to Add New Members to Spotify Family Plan

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Spotify has made it much more affordable over the past month to add the whole family to a Spotify Premium plan, but it hasn’t made the process of adding family members any easier.

So you’re the main person on a Spotify family account and you want to add new members. You’ve come to the right place. The process is actually quite simple, but there are a number of steps you need to know about that make the process longer than it needs to be. Don’t worry, we’re here to guide you through the process.

The first step goes without saying: You need to subscribe to a family plan to include additional members in a Spotify plan. Spotify offers a $14.99 Family Plan that includes up to five members. Once the Family Plan is in place the account holder can start adding new members to their family. Here’s how it works.

Adding Family Members on Spotify

Upgrading your Spotify account to a family account isn’t a difficult process, but it’s not obvious where to go to make the change. Worse still, you can’t make any of these changes from the Spotify applications for mobile phones or desktops. Everything has to be done in a web browser.

If you’re already a Spotify Premium or free user, the procedure for upgrading to Spotify Family is the same.

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  • First, browse from your browser and either log in to your existing account or create a new account.
  • Then go to Alternatively, click the arrow next to your username to bring up the drop-down menu and click Account. On the account overview page, click the “Premium for Family” button on the left sidebar.
  • Click on Start.
  • Enter your payment details and click Start my Spotify bonus.
  • Invite up to five other people to your Spotify family account using the email addresses they use for Spotify.

Removing Family Members on Spotify

If you change your mind before someone registers with your link (perhaps you sent the email to the wrong address), or if you decide to delete an already active user, it is relatively easy to deactivate a link or user. There are two different ways to do this, depending on the status message that is displayed.

If the slot still displays the status “Waiting for a person”, here are the steps to follow

  • Select the “Waiting for a person” slot
  • You will see the link originally sent, select “Replace this person” to generate a new link.
  • Copy the link or save it for a later date
  • Click on the green “OK” button to complete everything, disabling the old connection and replacing it with the new one.

The available slot still shows the status “Waiting for a person”, but the link will be brand new. Currently, there is no way to delete someone without first creating a new link. This is a bit strange, but I hope Spotify will change this in the future to make things clearer.

It’s about as easy to remove an already ‘active’ family member. Again, you can’t really remove someone unless you generate a new link from their niche (of course, you don’t really have to use the new link, but that’s how you launch it from your account). Here you can see how to delete an active user:

  • Select the active slot
  • Click on the “Replace this person” button
  • Send an e-mail to deactivate the active user
  • Or…

When you click on the “Invite with link” button, the new link is displayed
Click the green OK button to disable the active user

As before, the new available slot will display the status “Waiting for a person”, but this is only because you have sent an email/generated a new link. There is no way to simply delete a user and have an empty slot, so that should be enough for now.,invite%20and%20click%20SEND%20INVITE.

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