How to Try Spotify Premium Without Credit Card

Spotify is one of the most popular music streaming services that offers a wide range of music and podcast experiences. The platform provides two types of memberships, i.e., free and premium. The free membership has certain limitations and ads, while the premium membership offers excellent perks, such as ad-free streaming, offline mode, and high-quality audio streaming. However, the premium membership requires a credit card for subscription, which may not be feasible for everyone. Hence, in this blog, we have discussed several ways that help you try Spotify Premium without a credit card.

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What’s Needed?

To try Spotify Premium without a credit card, you will need the following things:

  • Smartphone, laptop or tablet
  • Active email ID
  • Virtual Credit Card or Debit Card
  • PayPal account (optional)

What should I pay attention to?

Before we begin discussing the methods to try Spotify Premium without a credit card, there are certain things you need to keep in mind:

  • Virtual credit cards may have some limitations, such as a limited time frame for usage or a limited amount of money.
  • Most of the methods discussed below work only in the USA.
  • Virtual credit cards have additional charges; hence, you should check the fees before purchasing them.
  • Some virtual credit cards may not work with Spotify, so it’s essential to check for compatibility before purchasing them.
  • To use the virtual credit card, you need to fill in the necessary details, such as address and phone number. These details should match the ones given by you while making a Spotify account.

Method 1: Spotify Gift Cards

Spotify gift cards are a great way to try out the premium membership without a credit card. Follow these steps to activate the gift card:

  1. Go to a nearby retail store that offers Spotify gift cards, such as Target or Walmart.
  2. Purchase a Spotify gift card of your desired amount (e.g., $10, $30, or $60).
  3. Get the code from the back of the card.
  4. Visit the Spotify redemption page and enter the code given on the gift card.
  5. Log in to your Spotify account or sign up for a new one.
  6. Enter the code given on the gift card and click on ‘Redeem.’
  7. You will receive confirmation that the gift card has been applied to your account.
  8. Now enjoy Spotify Premium for the duration you paid for.

Method 2: Virtual Credit Card

A virtual credit card is a type of online card with a temporary number that is valid for a limited time frame. You can use it for online transactions without revealing your actual credit card number. Follow these steps to activate the virtual credit card:

  1. Go to any virtual credit card provider’s website, such as Entropay.
  2. Create an account and verify your email ID.
  3. Add funds to your account using your debit card or bank account.
  4. Once the funds are added, apply for a virtual debit card using the platform’s instructions.
  5. Copy your virtual card number, expiration date, and CVV number.
  6. Visit the Spotify Premium page and click on ‘Get Premium.’
  7. Choose your preferred subscription plan, such as monthly or yearly.
  8. Fill in your details, such as your name, email address, and date of birth, and continue to payment options.
  9. Enter the details of the virtual debit card and complete the transaction.
  10. You will receive a confirmation email from Spotify that you have successfully subscribed to Spotify Premium.

Method 3: PayPal

PayPal is a widely used online payment method that you can use to buy Spotify Premium. If you have an account, you can follow these steps:

  1. Go to the Spotify Premium page.
  2. Choose your preferred subscription plan, such as monthly or yearly.
  3. Fill in your details, such as your name, email address, and date of birth, and continue to payment options.
  4. Click on ‘PayPal’ as the payment method and log in to your PayPal account.
  5. Authorize the payment and confirm your purchase.
  6. After successful payment, you will receive a confirmation email from Spotify that you have subscribed to Spotify Premium.

Why can’t I try Spotify Premium without a Credit Card?

There can be several reasons why you can’t try Spotify Premium without a credit card:

  1. Spotify requires payment details for authentication and recurring billing.
  2. The payment details are used to verify your subscription across all your devices and locations.
  3. Spotify uses payment details to help prevent fraudulent activity and unauthorized access to your account.

Q1. Can I use a gift card to extend my current subscription?

A1. Yes, you can use a gift card to extend your Premium membership, regardless of whether you have a free or paid subscription.

Q2. How many gift cards can I use at once?

A2. You can use up to two gift cards per account. However, you can’t use gift cards in combination with other payment methods, such as PayPal or credit cards.

Q3. Can I refund my Spotify Premium subscription?

A3. Yes, you can get a refund for your Spotify Premium subscription within 14 days of the purchase date. However, if you use your subscription during this time, you won’t be eligible for a refund.

Q4. Can I share my Premium membership with others?

A4. Yes, you can share your Premium membership with up to five family members using the Family plan. However, all members must reside at the same address to be eligible for the plan.

Q5. How do I cancel my Premium subscription?

A5. To cancel your Premium subscription, go to your account settings and follow the instructions provided. Your subscription will revert to the free version after the current billing cycle ends.


Spotify Premium offers an exceptional music streaming experience to its users, but not everyone may have a credit card for subscription. The methods discussed above, such as using virtual credit cards, PayPal, or gift cards, can help such users enjoy the benefits of a Premium membership. However, it’s essential to be cautious while using virtual credit cards and ensure that they have no hidden charges or limitations. Meanwhile, Spotify is continuously working to explore these payment methods to allow more users to access its Premium Services.