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Do you subscribe to Spotify through the App Store? Here's one thing you need to do now

Do you subscribe to Spotify through the App Store? Here's one thing you need to do now
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Good news for Spotify users! If you're anything like me and use the service every day, you'll be happy to know that your subscription is about to get a little bit less expensive.

In response to the release of Apple Music, the streaming service has launched a campaign against Apple, emailing its customers that they should NOT subscribe to Spotify through the iTunes store, but rather subscribe directly with Spotify itself.

Why? What's the big deal? Apple charges an extra 30% on all payments going through iTunes, meaning a Premium subscription that should cost $9.99 per month becomes $12.99 per month when going through the App Store. Not only is this a strategic business move to help dampen the competition, it's also good for you, the consumer.

In order to make the switch, Spotify subscribers will need to cancel their current subscription by turning auto-renew payments off.  The next step is to sign up for a new Premium subscription once the old one expires. It's as simple as that.

Below is a copy of the email, complete with the steps necessary to take in order to start saving on Spotify.

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It reads:

We like you just the way you are. Don't change. Ever.

But if you want to change how much you pay for Spotify Premium, we're here to help. In case you didn't know, the normal Premium price is only $9.99, but Apple charges 30 percent on all payments made through iTunes. If you switch your payments to Spotify.com, there are no transaction costs and you'll save money.

You can get the exact same Spotify for only $9.99/month, and it's super simple. Check this out.

Step 1. Follow this link, pick Spotify and click "Auto-Renew Off." This cancels your $12.99/month subscription.

Step 2. As soon as your current month ends, you can click below to sign up for $9.99 Premium. (Pardon us if you can't do this immediately. Your current plan needs to end first.)

Step 3. Now that there's a bit of extra cash in your pocket each month, do a little dance to this Happy-Go-Lucky playlist.

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Source: The Verge
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