Hot on the heels of Apple raising prices for iCloud in the UAE, you will now have to pay higher fees for Spotify Premium access in the UAE. Spotify and YouTube did raise their prices across the world, so the change isn’t unexpected.
Spotify sent out emails to Premium subscribers in the UAE, alerting them that the pricing of the Premium Individual plan is changing from AED 19.99/month to AED 21.99/month. The reason Spotify gives to increase the pricing is:
We’re increasing the price of Premium Individual so that we can continue to invest in and innovate on our product offerings and features, and bring you the best experience.
You can read into that as whatever you like, but if you are a Spotify Premium subscriber, expect a slightly higher bill from September onwards.
Abbas has been covering tech for more than two decades- before phones became smart or clouds stored data. He brought publications like CNET, TechRadar and IGN to the Middle East.