Spotify limit free version to six months
In an attempt to get more people to sign up for the pay version Swedish music streaming service Spotify has announced that they will limit customers' access to the free version.
Starting on May 1 new users of Spotify’s free version will be allowed to use the service for six months without limitations but after that time has passed users will only be able to listen for 10 hours per month for free. The free version will also only allow the same track to be played five times.
One of the founders, Daniel Ek, says that he hopes those who are currently using the free service will be encouraged to sign up for the pay version.
“This mainly means that we will be able to continue to make Spotify available for everyone,” he wrote on the company’s official blog.