Yesterday we reported that Spotify was rumored to be making some changes to their free service – well according to the latest post on the official blog, it looks like those rumors have come true. Users of the free Spotify service will be taking a major hit from this new move. Here are the changes to the service as listed on their blog:
New Spotify users will be able to enjoy our unrivalled free service as it is today for the first 6 months.
As of May 1st, any user who signed up to the free service on or before November 1st 2010 will be able to play each track for free up to a total of 5 times. Users who signed up after the beginning of November will see these changes applied 6 months after the time they set up their Spotify account.
Additionally, total listening time for free users will be limited to 10 hours per month after the first 6 months. That’s equivalent to around 200 tracks or 20 albums.
The good news is that premium/unlimited users will not be affected – just the Spotify freeloaders. The bad news is, Spotify will probably lose a lot of customers. Will you guys still be using the service or has it convinced you to upgrade your account?
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