Spotify once again allows sending audio to ‘free’ users, do you know why?

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Brian Adam
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A couple of days ago the news broke that some free Spotify users had lost the ability to send music to their smart speakers with Google’s virtual assistant and, under each of those devices, the revealing phrase of “Premium users only “, that is to say, that only users with monthly payment plans could do it. Obviously, being such a clear message, it was evident that the music platform was trying to cut a little more the functionalities of those accounts that do not pay a euro and that are maintained thanks to the advertising that they have to listen to between song and song. Of course, what did not have an apparent explanation was the reason why this limitation only reached the speakers and devices connected to Google services. Spotify corrects the problem In the last few hours, Spotify has run to fix this problem, which has been attributed to an “error” in the platform, which has made it impossible to cast music to other devices. Something that, as you can imagine, has raised the suspicion that in reality the plans have not gone as expected, there has been an error in the way of limiting this function and now it is time to go back. From the platform they are clear that free accounts “are an important part of our experience through Google Assistant” so there is no plan to eliminate them. Regarding the error that appeared in the last hours, they acknowledge that they are “aware of it” and that all their teams are already working to achieve “a solution” that seems to have reached practically all free users in a generalized way. As the Swedes affirm, in recent hours messages from users confirming this end have appeared on social networks, with graphic evidence that the possibility of sending content to devices with the Google assistant has been recovered, and without the need to have to subscribe a monthly plan of the several that Spotify offers. Spotify last year surpassed 300 million users worldwide, of which a good percentage belong to accounts that are completely free that, at some point, the Swedes hope to convert into paid subscriptions. And the truth is that continuing to cut functions can have the consequence that many of them decide on other platforms in which to save their music to play it. So better, do things tactfully. Do not?

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