Published: Tue, March 06, 2018
Hi-Tech | By Grace Becker

Illegally using premium Spotify service in India? They are coming for you

Illegally using premium Spotify service in India? They are coming for you

It advises users their account is safe, but the offending apps must be uninstalled and the official, undoctored client installed in order to access the music streaming.

However, Spotify does warn that if consistent use of the modded app is detected, then accounts will start to be terminated. Or, you can go rouge and download a hacked Spotify app, sign in with your username and password, and listen to the service sans ads, without having to pay.

All I'm using is the old version of the spotify on my PC (old, not unauthorized), and also old version of Spotify on my phone. Now that Spotify is about to go public and its finances are under more scrutiny than ever, it seems as if the company is cracking down on the pirates. If you need more help, please see our support article on Reinstalling Spotify.

Spotify offers both free and premium options to users.

Such users must uninstall the hacked versions of the app from their devices and install a clean copy of Spotify from Google Play Store.

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The filing said that Spotify had 159 million monthly users including 71 million paying subscribers - twice that of closest rival Apple Music, which the tech giant launched in 2015 to win a slice of the growing streaming market.

However, certain modified apps are available that allow Spotify's free-tier users to bypass these restrictions, when they log in with their Spotify details. Spotify has been locking out the participants of this scheme from their accounts.

According to Torrent Freak, the users who have reported about the email say their apps have stopped working while other say their modified apps still work.

The free version of Spotify comes with ads and limited functionality, especially on mobile, in a deliberate bid to upsell premium subscriptions, which is where the streaming service and the music industry really makes its money.

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