The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #139878   Message #3673096
Posted By: Joe Offer
30-Oct-14 - 02:04 PM
Thread Name: Spotify doubles U.S. price
Subject: RE: Spotify doubles U.S. price
Back in 2011, I was really impressed with Spotify. It combined my own music library with its collection, and let me search and play both sources with one search. I switched ot the $4.99 "unlimited" subscription in 2011 to get away from the ads, and Spotify has served me well since then. Recently, I found that Spotify would not play on my Bose Internet radio unless I upgraded my subscription, but I could put up with that.

Then yesterday, I got notice that I needed to update my credit card information to continue my "Unlimited" subscription. I clicked the link, and it took me to a page that gave me the opportunity to upgrade to a "Premium" service for $9.99 a month - but it didn't say anything about how to continue my now-limited "Unlimited" service. And it didn't say that the "Unlimited" service was being discontinued, and I think that failure to inform is dishonest.

It took quite some time to figure out how to send a question to Spotify, but I finally was able to do that. The response was that my "Unlimited" service was being discontinued.

So, I guess my choices are to pay $120 a year, go to the free membership, or find another service.

How well does the free Spotify service work, and how often do the ads come? Any suggestions for other services?