Spotify is reportedly making it more difficult to cheat its premium subscription tier. According to Torrent Freak, the company is sending emails to users with hacked accounts, telling them it has “detected abnormal activity on the app” and that there accounts have been disabled. The emails seem to be going to users who have hacked the app to use the premium tier without actually paying for it.
The emails seem to be going to users who have hacked the app to use the premium tier without actually paying for it.
That said, it seems you can uninstall and reinstall the Spotify app to continue using the service. However, they will have to remove the illegal software they’re using to bypass Spotify’s paywall. The company does allow the service to be used for free, but you will have to endure ads during playback on that. It also allows shuffle play only.
Further, it seems some websites offer versions of Spotify that make the free tier to be easier to use. Yet, the app does perform better when you’re on the paid tier. Spotify currently has 88 million accounts on its free tier and a total of 159 million users on its platform. That makes about 71 million paid accounts for the service.