soundcloud0SoundCloud has introduced a new lower priced subscription plan to entice users to sign up to its music streaming service, less than a year after its paid membership scheme was launched (via The Verge).

The new SoundCloud Go budget tier costs $4.99 per month, half the price of the previous low cost subscription option that rolled out last March. Membership gives users access to over 120 million tracks, no ads, and the ability to save music offline on mobile.

The original $9.99 plan remains as SoundCloud Go+, which includes access to a wider selection of 150 million songs and excludes previews from the library. According to the German company, the Go+ plan will also include additional product features to be announced later this year.

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The new budget $4.99 plan means SoundCloud now undercuts Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, and Google Play Music, all of whose options start at $9.99. SoundCloud will be hoping the new pricing tier turns more of its 175 million users into paying subscribers, although how many is unclear – the company has never released a figure for its paying user base.

SoundCloud Go and SoundCloud Go+ membership plans are available in the U.S., UK, Ireland, France, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Germany, with some regional price differences.

Top Rated Comments

adamjackson Avatar
95 months ago
Lots of choice now which is a good thing. Apple has a built-in advantage with the iTunes Store, Music app pre-installed and credit cards on file but I really wish they'd release a line of home speakers and make music listening more social. The main advantage of Spotify has been seeing what my friends are jamming to and discovering new music that way.
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jacjustjac Avatar
95 months ago
Does anyone else thing soundcloud's streaming quality is abysmal? I don't see an option to get higher quality through a paid plan, either.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
moderngamenewb Avatar
95 months ago
I don't understand why Apple Music isn't more social. That's what I loved about Rdio
Remember when apple tried to be more social and had the very short lived ping?
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
viachicago22 Avatar
95 months ago
Lots of choice now which is a good thing. Apple has a built-in advantage with the iTunes Store, Music app pre-installed and credit cards on file but I really wish they'd release a line of home speakers and make music listening more social. The main advantage of Spotify has been seeing what my friends are jamming to and discovering new music that way.
I don't understand why Apple Music isn't more social. That's what I loved about Rdio
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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