Spotify has restricted some options that had been earlier out there to free customers in India. Three options together with repeat, guide shuffle and tapping again is not going to be out there for Spotify free customers in India beginning October 9. This newest transfer from the music streaming platform is geared toward pushing customers in the direction of its Premium subscription. Restriction on these three options has additional expanded the hole between the Spotify Premium and free plan, which was earlier restricted solely to advertisements and the flexibility to obtain songs. Nevertheless, the platform has not imposed any restriction on the variety of songs free customers can play. Free customers can nonetheless play any variety of songs with out entry to above talked about three options.
Amarjit Singh Batra, Indian Managing Director of Spotify, has formally confirmed modifications to the free plan of Spotify in a press release to My Sensible Worth. Batra additionally mentioned that the corporate has no plans to extend subscription costs in India. The corporate has additionally deliberate so as to add extra options to its Premium plan to additional drive customers from the free plan to the paid plan.
In India, nearly all of subscribers have opted for the ad-supported mannequin on the music streaming app. Spotify mentioned that India is likely one of the high 5 international locations when it comes to month-to-month energetic customers for the service. Nevertheless, it doesn’t fall beneath high markets when it comes to subscribers to free customers ratio.
What are you able to do about it?
In case you are a free Spotify person and love the platform however don’t need to lose options that had been earlier out there to you, you possibly can go for the Premium plan of Spotify or else you may as well transfer to Jio Saavn or Wynk Music. It’s also possible to get a complimentary subscription to JioSaavn Professional with Jio plans beginning at Rs 269 and going all the way in which as much as Rs 789, relying on the information validity you need. Equally, Airtel subscribers may get a complimentary Wynk Premium subscription with their recharge plans.
In the meantime, Spotify launched Sensible Shuffle in India in March, which suggests songs primarily based on person’s tastes and tune/playlist they’re listening to. This geared toward giving higher ideas to customers so as to add songs to a specific playlist.
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