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Spotify Removes Pay-to-download Option From its Platform

By January 11, 2013

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If you're a Spotify user in Europe, you might have already noticed that purchasing songs 'a la carte style' is no longer possible. The company has shelved this part of their service, but hasn't decided whether to make it a permanent change. In a press release Spotify said, "We recently updated Spotify to further simplify the service and pave the way for new features announced at the end of last year. In-app purchases aren't part of this update but we're not ruling out their return."

Spotify is essentially a streaming music service so it comes as no surprise to many that the company has dropped this pay-to-download feature. This announcement isn't an issue for U.S. customers of course (Spotify has never offered iTunes-style downloads), but what about users in Europe who still have music gift cards to redeem or credits?

Spotify says via its website that credit of this type will still be honored.

If you are a Spotify Premium subscriber who uses Offline Mode to download tracks to your computer or mobile device, then you may not be too concerned about the change. However, if you prefer ownership of songs and previously used Spotify to purchase songs, then for now you'll need to buy from an alternative music download service.

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