Saturday, January 7, 2012

Spotify early adopters will soon lose unlimited listening on free accounts


You heard it right-after being launched on July 14, 2011, and celebrated its first few months being here, it has broken some bad news for its early adopters. Now, as users hit their six-month anniversary of signing up with the service, they'll have some restrictions placed on their free accounts. Unless you pay for the $4.99 or $9.99 per month premium plans, you'll be limited to ten hours of music playback each month, plus you'll only get to listen to a particular song five times during that time period.


But this was already seen happening from its terms of service when it launched in the US-when Spotify first came to the US the company said in its terms of service (and also elsewhere) that users would have unlimited streaming for only six months after signing up, and that's precisely what's happening. The good news is that new users will still get six months to enjoy free unlimited streaming. 


Also, it's no better back in Europe either — free accounts there have had the exact same restrictions since last year. The only question now is if you are going to pick one of the plans, or are you going to go elsewhere to get your music needs?


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