Spotify, the music streaming service that is based on the freemium model (free usage of the service, but paying gets more benefits) might be cutting back the features of its free service in order to push them towards getting a paid account. According to reports, Spotify will be imposing new limits as soon as this week. The limits will cap the amount of times a user can listen to the same song, and limit the number of hours they can access the free service. Last May, Spotify capped the service for the first time to a limit of 20 hours of free song listening per month, and it looks like they might lower it yet again. It looks like the revenue generated from ads on the free service aren’t enough to cover costs. No official word of when Spotify will hit the US either, but here’s to hoping it’ll be sooner than later. Would you pay for a service like Spotify or do you prefer to have your music downloaded and stored onto your phone?
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