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Spotify Dropping Time Limits on Web

Posted by: Jason Tate (01/15/14)
Spotify has announced that they will be dropping all time limits on their ad-supported desktop streaming platform.
Most companies that use a so-called "freemium" model report that the longer a person uses their service, the more likely they are to pay for that service at some point. That's one reason that Spotify has millions more users than any other on-demand music streaming service: its free offerings have always been significantly more generous than its peers. Eliminating the caps on free listening will cost the company more money in the short run but it may also help the company pull away from its competition even faster.
 
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08:43 PM on 01/15/14
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Wow, really bold move
08:43 PM on 01/15/14
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You're up, Rdio
08:48 PM on 01/15/14
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I'll be honest I had no idea there was even ever a time limit. How many hours?? I listen to spotify ALL the time on my computer and have never been faced with a limit.
08:52 PM on 01/15/14
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I already have a subscription, but this is a smart move to attract more potential customers. Nothing like free to get people's attention.
08:52 PM on 01/15/14
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I'll be honest I had no idea there was even ever a time limit. How many hours?? I listen to spotify ALL the time on my computer and have never been faced with a limit.
Same. Cool move by Spotify though, I wonder how other companies react.

They also made it free for mobile a couple weeks back.
08:56 PM on 01/15/14
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Same. Cool move by Spotify though, I wonder how other companies react.

They also made it free for mobile a couple weeks back.
When did they make it free for mobile? Spotify Radio is free but that's it as far as I know.
08:57 PM on 01/15/14
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Same. Cool move by Spotify though, I wonder how other companies react.

They also made it free for mobile a couple weeks back.
It's only free on mobile if you listen on shuffle, aka Pandora-style I believe
08:57 PM on 01/15/14
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When did they make it free for mobile? Spotify Radio is free but that's it as far as I know.
A couple weeks back.
09:10 PM on 01/15/14
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#TeamSpotify4Life
09:44 PM on 01/15/14
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I just assumed they already did this.
09:51 PM on 01/15/14
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It's only free on mobile if you listen on shuffle, aka Pandora-style I believe
I was trying a "If These Trees Could Talk" shuffle, and it was good until they threw in a Pink! song, then Katy Perry "Roar". Basically it kept throwing in radio pop saying "discover new music while you shuffle" or something along those lines. Never again.
09:54 PM on 01/15/14
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It's only free on mobile if you listen on shuffle, aka Pandora-style I believe

Right, that's what I was talking about. I still haven't tried it out yet.
09:58 PM on 01/15/14
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I'll be honest I had no idea there was even ever a time limit. How many hours?? I listen to spotify ALL the time on my computer and have never been faced with a limit.
This.
10:02 PM on 01/15/14
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I just assumed they already did this.
same, unless you buy the unlimited or premium subscription of course.
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