Spotify will ban for fashion with a free premium subscription

The streaming music service Spotify began to struggle with the craftsmen, who learned to bypass the limitations of the free version. Until now, the team did not react to such violations, but a few days ago, users received "letters of happiness."

Spotify will ban for fashion with a free premium subscription

The streaming music service Spotify began to struggle with the craftsmen, who learned to bypass the limitations of the free version. Until now, the team did not react to such violations, but a few days ago, users received "letters of happiness."

What happened?

This is a modified version of the Spotify application, which allows you to listen to music without restrictions, even in a free account. The developers of the service have learned to recognize suspicious activity and turned off the fashion. While without any consequences for users, but notorious offenders in the letter threatened with a ban:

If we discover the re-use of unauthorized applications in violation of our rules, we reserve all rights, including suspension or termination of your account.

What to do?

For those who do not want to lose all the playlists and collections at one time, it is better to follow the recommendations of the developers and install the application from official stores. Spotify does not officially work for us, but you can connect the service.

What is not in the free Spotify?

The free version only supports random playlists, does not allow you to save music on your device for offline listening, periodically makes inserts with advertisements, and has limitations on missing unsuitable tracks in radio stations. Oh, yes, I'll have to turn on the VPN from time to time, when Spotify will check the location. But the entire directory is available to the user.

Today, the service audience numbers more than 159 million users around the world, of which only 71 million regularly pay for subscriptions. Now Spotify is also preparing to enter the financial exchange.

The nearest competitor Apple Music today has more than 36 million subscribers. Google's music service, despite its wider availability, is not very popular, but in spring the service under the YouTube brand is expected to restart .

Source: Engadget

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