Spotify Requires New Users to Have A Facebook Account
In an article yesterday, Digital Music News reported that Spotify now requires all new users to have a Facebook account to register for the music service. The prompt on Spotify said:
“You need a Facebook account to register for Spotify. If you have an account, just log in below to register. If you don’t have a Facebook account, get one by clicking the ‘create an account’ link below.”
And it sounds like the service won’t go back on its stance. Spotify told Digital Music News today:
“To us, this is all about creating an amazing new world of music discovery. As most of our users are already social and have already connected to Facebook, it seemed logical to integrate Spotify and Facebook logins. We already use Facebook as part of our backend to power our social features and by adopting Facebook’s login, we’ve created a simple and seamless social experience.
“From today, all new Spotify users will need to have a Facebook account to join Spotify. Think of it as like a virtual ‘passport’, designed to make the experience smoother and easier, with one less username and password to remember. You don’t need to connect to Facebook and if you do decide to, you can always control what you share and don’t share by changing your Spotify settings at any time.
“We’re constantly trying new things, always looking for feedback and we’re always going to listen to our users, making changes based on this feedback wherever we can.”
This comes just days after Facebook announced a music platform at its f8 conference. The platform is a collaboration between Rdio and Spotify. You can read more about Facebook’s music platform here.
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