Spotify rumored to improve its free music service for mobile users

Spotify rumored to improve its free music service for mobile users
Apparently, listeners who prefer free music stream services are very important for Spotify, which is why the company has decided to improve the free version of its music service, Bloomberg reports.

Spotify is now “tweaking” the free service to make it easier to use for mobile users. Sources familiar with Spotify's plans confirm the information and claim an official announcement is expected to go live in just a couple weeks.

Additional details about the changes Spotify plans for its free music streaming service aren't available right now, but the company has been often criticized by artists for giving away music for free. In fact, Spotify has been forced by labels last year to let artists delay the release of their fresh products on the free music streaming service.

The buzz on the street is Spotify has an announcement planned for April 24, where the company is expected to unveil a speaker. However, Spotify may use this opportunity to announce changes to its free service as well.

source: Bloomberg



1. irossdrummer

Posts: 365; Member since: Jan 17, 2015

Spotify is literally the best. I am in college and they give students Spotify Premium & Hulu Plus for $5 a month.

2. Settings

Posts: 2942; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

In Philippines, premium for students costs $1.25.

3. irossdrummer

Posts: 365; Member since: Jan 17, 2015

Holy s**t that's crazy

9. Leo_MC

Posts: 6305; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

That means other students should also pay just $1.25, no matter what the country they are from (if Spotify - or any other company - can afford to sell a service/a product with a price someplace, it should be forced to sell the same service/product with the same price all over the world. Because, if the price is smller than the cost, it means I - the one that pays more - subsidize it; if the price is bigger, the profit margins the company gets from me - the one that pays more - are bigger. (the taxes are another thing)

10. mootu

Posts: 1358; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

Maybe Apple should do the same thing with it's phones then. Samsung is also starting to do the same with different prices for different regions.

11. Leo_MC

Posts: 6305; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Every product/service that is being sold all over the world should cost exactly the same (before taxes); in EU we pay more for everyf**king thing just because we have more money and I don't f**king like that...

8. clarity

Posts: 49; Member since: Jun 19, 2017

I have premium for free, except for offline downloads

4. bucky

Posts: 3771; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

As an Apple user, Spotify is still by far the best option- especially for user curated lists. The one downfall is my existing downloaded music can’t be merged into Spotify like in Apple Music.

6. thedizzle

Posts: 190; Member since: Oct 05, 2017

Yeah I miss Grooveshark @-@ spotify will do for now lol

5. thxultra

Posts: 430; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Don't get why artist care if Spotify gives music for free as long as they get paid fairly. Who cares if people listen to ads to pay them or pay a monthly fee to have no ads. If they aren't getting paid fairly that is different.

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