Hack that made some Spotify accounts Premium for free is being disabled

  • Hack that made some Spotify accounts Premium for free is being disabled

Hack that made some Spotify accounts Premium for free is being disabled

Spotify wants these users to uninstall the unauthorized or modified APK version of the app and download the official app available on the Play Store. Don't worry - your Spotify account is safe. Despite Spotify's claim that it still believes the "Ad-Supported Service is a strong and viable stand-alone product with considerable long-term opportunity for growth", Spotify has acknowledged that it sees its free streaming business "as a funnel" that drives "more than 60% of our total gross added Premium Subscribers".

In addition, if Spotify “detect [s] repeated use of unauthorized apps in violation…” of its terms and conditions, Spotify might resort to suspending or terminating your account. There is no clarity on how many people use the hacked version of Spotify. TorrentFreak reports that some users who have received the notice are still able to access Spotify using the illegitimate app.

It isn't clear which apps are being targeted, but TorrentFreak points out that there are numerous versions of Spotify that enable non-paying users to bypass certain annoyances, such as shuffle-only play and limits on the number of tracks you're allowed to skip.

Now, as first reported by TorrentFreak, Spotify has been emailing some of these apps' users to tell them that Spotify has disabled their apps, so they need to download the official app to continue using the service.

Spotify is said to have 159 million users around the world with 71 million of those on a paid premium subscription.

Thank you for being a Spotify user. There's the free version, which offers limited music options and a ton of ads. The music streaming platform is cracking down on any suspicious activity that shows a free account with added benefits of premium with no payments.

But users who are not willing to pay can still get the premium features by installing a modified version of Spotify, log in with username and password and enjoy.