Spotify blocks pirated versions of its premium streaming services
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Spotify blocks pirated versions of its premium streaming services

Piracy of paid apps and services, to date, remains at an all-time-high. Especially on Android – pirating an app like Spotify comes as a piece of cake. Simply find a “cracked” version of the app itself and log in with your free account and the OS wouldn’t second guess. Just recently, the app began blocking pirated versions of its premium streaming services.

Users pirating its premium services doesn’t really come as news to Spotify. In fact, the company has known for a while, but made no action until recently.  Users began receiving emails reiterating the safety of their accounts despite the detection of “abnormal activity” on the app they used.

Spotify could suspend accounts that continue to violate terms and conditions

If anything, Spotify chose lenience over the extreme, which involves account suspension or termination. The email urges users to uninstall any third-party version of the app and use the official one. It also notes that doing this will restore access to its streaming services.

Finally, Spotify warns that it could suspend or terminate accounts that repeatedly violate terms of use through constant use of unauthorized apps.

App usability remains arbitrary for users who’ve received the emails, Torrent Freak reports.

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