Spotify Continues To Allow Unlimited Listening For Free U.S. Users, Drops 5-Track Limit For Europeans
Music streaming service Spotify has announced that it will continue offering unlimited listening to its free customers in the United States. In case you didn’t know, all that free music you’ve been listening to won’t last forever. Spotify said from the very beginning that free users would only have unlimited listening for 6 months, and it’s been 9 months since the streaming service went stateside. Looks like the honeymoon will last a little longer.
A specific date for the unlimited listening discontinuation has not been given, so you may want to think about coughing up $10 per month for a Spotify Premium account. There’s also some good news for certain Spotify users in Europe.
Spotify users in Sweden, Finland, Norway, the Netherlands and Spain will no longer have the five-track cap. People in the U.S. don’t know how good they’ve had it; several European countries haven’t been able to play a song more than 5 times on Spotify with a free account. European users are also limited to ten hours of listening per month. That restriction doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon. “Our agreements with the labels differ from market to market. We’re working hard to bring these improvements to the entire service, so watch this space,” says Spotify.
In other music streaming news, Spotify competitor Rido has announced that it will be available in Europe within the next few months. Sony’s Music Unlimited service is also available on Android with an iOS app planned to drop in the next few weeks.