News by Dan Seifert on Thursday April 14, 2011.
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Spotify, a streaming music provider in Europe, has announced new adjustments being made to its service. Spotify will be limiting its free trial service to six months, after which users will have certain limts on playback.
Spotify will limit its free on-demand service to six months for new users. After six months, users will be limited to 5 plays of a song for free and total listening time of 10 hours per month. Spotify claims that 10 hours is equivalent to approximately 200 songs or 20 albums per month.
Users can always opt for Spotify's premium services which lift these restrictions and offer more features. Right now, Spotify offers a 7-day free trial of Spotify Premium and will be offering a 30-day free trial in May.
The new restrictions on the free accounts will take effect on May 1. Users who signed up for the service on or before November 2010 will see the restrictions immediately, while those who signed up more recently will have the limits put into effect once their account reaches six months of maturity.
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