How to Pay Spotify Premium Using GCash: Full Guide

Gone are the days when we had to download pirated songs from the internet to listen to them offline.

Spotify Premium allows you to save music, podcasts, and videos to your device for a small monthly subscription fee.

If you want to know how to pay Spotify using GCash, check out all the details in this article.

How to Pay Spotify Using GCash


Here are the steps on how to pay Spotify using Gcash:

Step 1: Open the Spotify app on your smartphone.

Step 2: Click the Premium button or go to the subscription page.

Step 3: Choose your preferred premium plan.

Step 4: Look for the dropdown menu saying Pay with GCash and PayMaya.

Step 5: Tap on the GCash icon.

Step 6: Click on the Buy Spotify Premium button.

Step 7: Log in to your GCash account using the interface.

Step 8: Click on the Authorize button to link your GCash wallet to Spotify.

Spotify will auto-debit your monthly bill from your GCash account, so you need to ensure that your GCash account is funded.

What is Spotify?

Spotify is a digital streaming platform that gives you access to millions of songs from different artists.

Spotify has since added podcasts, documentaries, video series, and music videos to the platform.

It is available for free use as Spotify Basic and a subscription for premium features.

Spotify Premium offers ad-free and offline listening to take your music wherever you go, whether for a walk, gym, or daily commute.

What are the available Spotify Premium plans?

You can enjoy the following Spotify Premium options by yourself or with friends and family:

MiniP7One dayOne account
Group sessions
30 song downloads
IndividualP149One monthOne account
On-demand playback
DuoP185One monthTwo accounts
On-demand playback
FamilyP214One monthSix accounts
Explicit music blocking
On-demand playback
StudentP75Per month up to 4 yearsOne account
On-demand playback

Take note that there may be a bonus month if you are a first-time Spotify Premium user.

Spotify Premium Trials are also available at random times for free, lasting for up to 3 months, depending on the offer.

Other ways to pay for Spotify Premium

You can still avail yourself of Spotify Premium even if you don’t have a GCash account.

Spotify accepts PayPal, prepaid cards, debit cards, credit cards, and gift cards.

Prepaid and postpaid subscriber accounts can also avail of a Spotify subscription.

You can easily add Spotify to your monthly recurring bill if you have a postpaid plan from Globe.

Third-party resellers of subscriptions are all around the internet for a lower price, but you can only avail yourself at your own risk.


Can students avail of a cheaper Spotify Premium subscription?

Yes, there is a Spotify Premium for Students, which would only require you to verify your identity through SheerID.

It needs to be renewed every 12 months, which means you can renew it up to three times as long as you are still a student.

Don’t worry too much about it, though, because Spotify will send a prompt when you need to.

How can I unlink my Spotify Premium account from GCash?

To unlink your GCash account from Spotify, you should go to the Manage Subscriptions and Payments page and remove GCash.

Alternatively, you can reduce your GCash fund so that auto-debit will fail and require you to nominate a new payment method.

Take note, though, that if you do not unlink your GCash account, Spotify may try to auto-debit repeatedly later on if you do not cancel your Premium subscription or if you do not nominate a new payment method.

Can I change my payment method from GCash to something else?

Yes, you can change your Spotify Premium payment method by simply going to the Your Plan section, then clicking the Update button.

From there, you need to choose a new payment method.

Can I use my GCash Mastercard for Spotify Premium?

Yes, you can use your GCash Mastercard for availing of a Spotify Premium subscription because it is a debit card.

It is directly linked to your GCash account, where the payments will be debited.

Which is better for Spotify subscription, GCash account, or Mastercard?

While you can use both your GCash account and GCash Mastercard for your Spotify Premium, it would be a smarter move to use your Gcash Mastercard.

If you want to cancel your subscription or change payment methods, you can lock your card so any payment request will be declined.

If you just let it be, you can still use Spotify Premium for a while, even if you failed to make a payment.

On the other hand, you can nominate a new payment method as Spotify notifies you that there is a problem with your existing payment method.

Can I use my GCash AMEX Virtual Pay for Spotify Premium?

No, Spotify doesn’t accept virtual cards for payment, including the GCash American Express Virtual Pay card.

Can I still use Spotify even if I cancel my Spotify Premium subscription?

Yes, you can still use your Spotify account even if you cancel your premium subscription.

However, there will now be ads, a limit of 6 skips per hour, no offline listening except for podcasts, and shuffle-play only for some songs within an album.

You can always resubscribe, but you would need to download again all your previously downloaded music for offline listening.

Are there songs not available on Spotify?

Yes, it is possible that some songs may not be available in your country or the whole Spotify platform for some reason.

If a track is greyed out, it isn’t available in the country you are accessing Spotify.

If you can’t find a song no matter how you search, it simply means it isn’t available on Spotify.

Some reasons for this could be that the artist has an exclusive deal with other streaming platforms, they have pulled their music from Spotify, or they don’t make their music available through streaming platforms.


Spotify is an excellent service that lets you access music, podcasts, and videos on-demand and brings them wherever you go.

Pay for your Spotify Premium subscription using GCash for convenient transactions.

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