SoundCloud announced today on its blog that it would offer a new choice for its popular audio streaming service that offers a large catalog. Starting today SoundCloud Go, which was announced last year for $10 per month, will now become its premium service and rebranded as SoundCloud Go+ and the new SoundCloud Go will become its new mid-priced option and will be available for $5-$6 per month. With this move, consumers will have three options on how they can subscribe to the service and more is always better.
Now that we have three options lets take a look at what you will get with each service. The SoundCloud Free is the basic option that is limited to about 120 million tracks that are ad-supported. The new SoundCloud Go will get you the same 120 million tracks and will cost $4.99 per month for Android/Web or $5.99 per month for iOS, the price gets rid of all the ads so your music doesn’t get interrupted. You also get access to offline listening which will help in limiting your data usage and gives you full control of your listening habits with the on demand library. If you decide to shell out the $9.99 per month for Android/Web or $12.99 per month for iOS you get SoundCloud Go+ which gives you access to its full catalog of over 150 million tracks that are ad-free, as well as the offline listening and full control. Purchasing the premium service also gets rid of the pesky previews that give you a taste of many popular songs before prompting you to upgrade.
This move makes SoundCloud a more attractive service and could help cement its hold in the market further now that there is an offering for every budget range. If you want to just try out the service first you SoundCloud does offer a 30-day trial. You can purchase any of the upgrades in its existing app in either both iOS or Google Play stores or by going to its website. The service is available in the US, UK, Ireland, France, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and Germany. Also be aware that pricing by country could be different so check its website for exact pricing at your location.