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Deezer music streaming service offers free 12-month subscription

Simon Ward
by Lovemoney Staff Simon Ward on 31 January 2013  |  Comments 3 comments

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Deezer music streaming service offers free 12-month subscription

Music streaming website Deezer is now offering free one-year subscriptions to its service.

Deezer, which is based in France, is looking to compete with the likes of Spotify, which has tens of millions of subscribers worldwide.

Deezer is offering unlimited streaming for a year via its Discovery plan, although when the 12 months is up you’ll only be able to listen to two free hours a month. In common with Spotify, adverts play at regular intervals between tracks. Deezer has over 20 million tracks available.

New users of Spotify’s free service in the UK can currently get six months’ free streaming. That then drops to two and a half hours a week, although unused time is carried over.

Deezer is hoping that many of the people who are drawn to its free service will upgrade to its premium, paid-for plans, which start at £4.99 a month for unlimited, ad-free streaming on a PC or Mac.

Getting people to pay for their music has been a tough crack for Spotify though. Figures released in December showed only a quarter of customers were on a paid plan.

You can sign up for Deezer Discovery here.

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Comments (3)

  • anonyy
    Love rating 18
    anonyy said

    i just looked on spotify it says that it offers free content for 30 DAYS only to new users not 6 months.

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  • sodit
    Love rating 135
    sodit said

    Why would anyone want to listen to music via streaming?

    When I listen to a piece of music, I rather like it to be continuous, not broken up by intervals of silence.

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  • Simon Ward
    Love rating 8
    Simon Ward said

    anonyy,

    It's definitely six months, see http://support.spotify.com/uk/learn-more/faq/#/article/How-much-music-can-be-played-using-Spotify-Free

    Spotify doesn't advertise the free service prominently, but then their job is to get people onto the paid-for service.

    You can sign up for a free 30-day trial of Spotify Premium.

    Best wishes

    Simon

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