A website developed in France is aiming to help reduce the cost of multiple entertainment subscriptions by allowing them to be shared with friends or strangers.
You could get access to Spotify from €3.15, Disney+ from €2.32, and Canal+ from €8.23 per month. In total, there are 120 services in 10 categories, including online newspapers and VPNs.
Spliiit, created in 2019, claims to use a ‘carpooling philosophy’, allowing users to offer out remaining profiles or accounts as they would spare seats in their car.
There is a private option, where you share the subscription with people you know, and a public option which allows you to find strangers to share with. Conversely, you can also search for people who have subscriptions to offer and request to join them.
If you join a subscription, Spliiit takes a 5% commission, plus 35 cents each month. Those offering out their subscription pay a 25% fee, up to €1 for each new co-subscriber, but only for the first month.
Spliiit claims the practice is perfectly legal and “does not infringe copyright nor does it violate the contractual terms of the platforms”. However, it is worth verifying this yourself.
The Spotify Premium Family membership, for example, offers access for up to five additional accounts, but these must belong to family members living under the same roof.
Many platforms allow individual accounts to be linked under one subscription. We would not recommend using the service for platforms which require users to share a single password.
For other services, Spliiit could be a practical way to save money, particularly when used among friends.