How To Get A 7-Day Free Trial On Spotify

Spotify used to offer a 7-day free trial of its Premium subscription services… The good news is, nowadays they offer a 30-day free trial! In fact, for students, you can often get a three-month free trial, and at the time of writing (30th September 2021), the three-month free trial is available to all first-time Spotify users.

To learn how to get a free trial of Spotify (whether 1 or 3 months), simply follow our step-by-step guide below. For all other information, or if you have any other queries, we recommend you check out our FAQ section at the end of this article.

How to get a free trial of Spotify Premium (desktop browser)

  1. Open up your preferred web browser on your desktop and navigate to
  2. There you will be presented with the various free trial options available in your region. Presuming that you can get 30 days free, let’s go ahead and click on the button which reads: “Get Started”
  3. You’ll be redirected to a page asking you to log into your existing Spotify account (provided it’s a Free account), or sign up for Spotify if you’ve never done so before
  4. Once you have entered your information, you’ll be redirected to a page asking you to input your payment details. Do so now by selecting Debit/Credit Card, or PayPal.
    1. Note: You have to do this in order to qualify for a free trial, however in the green box detailing the trial information, you should read the following: “You won’t be charged until [DATE]. Cancel anytime. Offer terms apply. We’ll email you 7 days before you’ll get charged.” Thus, you have all the information you need to ensure that you can cancel before you are ever charged, if you are not enjoying the service.
  5. Input your card information or PayPal details, and then lastly hit the button reading: “Start My Spotify Premium”.

  6. You will be directed to your new (or now Premium) Spotify account and can use your credentials to enjoy your free trial on any device for the duration.

And there you go! Super easy, super simple, and a great way to try out Spotify’s celebrated Premium services, before deciding whether you want to continue with the subscription, or ditch it.

If you have any other questions or would like some more information, see our FAQs below.


Why would I want a 7-day free trial of Spotify?

Spotify is the world’s most popular music streaming service, available across the globe and attracting millions of users every single day. Spotify’s extensive library covers just about all music ever recorded, including a huge library of podcasts, and even some audiobooks. 

You can get a Spotify-free account quite easily, but it does have its limitations. Spotify Free account holders have to listen to ads on a regular basis, which sometimes cut in right in the middle of a song. Moreover, their personalization options are severely limited, and they cannot play playlists or albums in an order of their choosing, but must play all music ‘shuffled’.

A free trial of Spotify Premium offers Free account holders (as well as newcomers to the Spotify platform) to get a no-strings-attached taster of the Premium service. Taking a free trial allows you to decide for yourself whether the benefits of Premium are worth paying for in the future, or whether you’d rather simply stick to your Free account once the trial is over.

Do I have to input payment information to qualify for a free trial?

Yes, as with any ‘free trial’ you will have to input payment information as part of the sign-up process. The thinking behind this is simple: once the free trial expires, you will automatically be signed up to a Premium plan (Standard single person plan at £9.99/$14 per month) and will be charged on a monthly basis.

In short, dishing out free trials is a way for Spotify to attract new Premium account holders, and they don’t want to miss out on any money-making opportunities. Thus, they automatically sign you up unless you cancel your ‘membership’ before the trial period is up.

Provided you keep tabs on how long you have left in your free trial, you can cancel your Premium subscription before the end of the trial and never pay a dime.

How many free trials of Spotify can I have?

Spotify isn’t going to just doll out free trials forever. Once you’ve accessed a free trial from one email address/Spotify account, that’s that: you won’t be able to enjoy a free trial using those credentials again. 

However, having said that, you could be sneaky and simply sign up for any number of additional free trials, provided you used a new email address and set of credentials (username and password) each time. Of course, part of the enjoyment of Spotify comes from personalization – making your own playlists, sharing music with friends, liking songs, and building ‘Your Library’ – all of which would be lost each time you signed up anew.

At the end of the day, it’s up to you what you do!

Is Spotify Premium worth it?

That’s not really for us to say. The cost value is subjective and particular to each user. If you have very little disposable income to play around with each month, then maybe the ads and limited personalization options available to you with a Free Spotify account are a pill you’re happy to swallow, until you have the cash to spend. 

Alternatively, even if your wallet’s bulging, you may just feel like Spotify Premium isn’t worth the subscription fee. If you’re asking us for our opinion on our experience, however, then yes, we would recommend upgrading to a Premium plan. The sheer amount of music, podcasts, and personalization options available to you as a Premium account holder is worth $14 a month (less if you and a few others all go in on a group plan!).