In a recent update to its iOS app, popular streaming music platform Soundcloud added a subscription model into the service that will provide users with a few premium monthly upgrades on top of the discoverability and personalization previously offered. As discovered by The Verge, the service is called “Soundcloud Go” and will run users $12.99 on a monthly basis with a free 30 day trial to test the waters beforehand.

The announcement has yet to be made official by Soundcloud, but in the version 4.0.0 update release notes, the company lists a few ways upgrading to the monthly subscription could benefit its users. These advantages include a bolstered track list, the ability to listen offline, and the removal of interspersed advertisements within playlists.

Upgrade to SoundCloud Go to:

– Play all tracks

Access a newly expanded catalog of everything from Grammy-winners to garage bands

– Listen offline

Listen to your favorite tracks anytime, anywhere, with or without a signal

– Go ad-free

Listen without any ad interruptions

Soundcloud Go joins a growing list of streaming music services on offer for users to choose from, most of which are available on iOS for $9.99 per month: Apple Music, Spotify Premium, and Tidal, among others. There are variations on monthly subscriptions when factoring in family plans and an upper-tier “Tidal HiFi” offering that promises better quality sound for $19.99/month, but for the most part SoundCloud Go will enter the streaming music market at a slightly above-average monthly cost than its competitors.

SoundCloud can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

Tags: Apple Music, SoundCloud

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