Spotify is Clamping Down on Moochers

The Culling Begins

There are a ton of us who probably use audio streaming service, Spotify to help pass the time while stuck in traffic. I’d you don’t want to have to listen to Spotify’s ads or want to download tunes before heading to the office via WiFi, you can choose to upgrade to a Premium account for modest fee or as little as 3 pesos a month for 3 months during the holiday season. Not a bad deal but, of course, there are some people who think: “Why pay if you can get if for free?”

Spotify has 159 million active users but only 71 million of them are paid subscribers; meaning there are people out there who are taking advantage of the service using a hacked app, which allows them to access premium features without having to pay the fee. As you can imagine, Spotify doesn’t like to be taken advantage of and is currently cracking down on these accounts.

The streaming service has begun sending emails to users who have “abnormal activity” in their accounts or have somehoe kept the hacked app from working as well. The email also states that repeat offenders will be banned or have their accounts terminated.


Jamie Inocian

A self-confessed geek. Jamie started out helping out on the Unbox Podcast and became the Digital Sales Manager when he joined the team full time. He has since then transitioned into one of our Senior Editors and Head Video Producer.

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  1. It’s around 32 php for a premium account per month.

    Just need to register as family and seek for 5 other users that will split the bill with you.

    Spotify service is superb and spending 32 php per month for this kind of app is heaven-sent.

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