Spotify restricts accounts
The free Spotify gravy train has finished for Irish users. For the time being, anyway. I found this in my inbox this morning:
Dear Spotify user,
We’re writing to you in regards to your Spotify account which up
until now you’ve been using free of charge. While we are really
happy that you are enthusiastically using Spotify, we are
unfortunately going to have to restrict access to your free
Spotify is currently available in six countries: Sweden, Norway,
Finland, Spain, France and the UK. We never intended to allow
use of our service outside of those countries and we do not run
any adverts on your account like we do in the launch countries.
For this reason we have to restrict your account, you will be
able to log in to Spotify and view music and playlists but not
listen to any music.
We are sorry that we have to take this step. We do hope to
launch our free service in more countries in the future.
If you have any questions regarding this please feel free to
contact our support team. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Spotify team.
Ah well. It was nice while it lasted. On to the next service….