Spotify has stopped the sale of songs with its streaming service, Pocket-lint has actually discovered.
When trying to buy tracks, even Premium customers are met with the notice: “We’re not supporting new download acquisitions on Spotify.” The pop-up window sends you to a Frequently Asked Question page on the company’s support website.
Older downloaded music will still appear in your collection and play through the service, although once it satisfies its expiry date, it is thought you will not have the ability to play them any further.
“We’re presently not providing new download purchases on Spotify. You can still utilize downloads you have actually currently bought,” says Spotify on the FAQ.
It also reassures customers with download gift cards that they can still be made use of. “Even though it’s not possible to buy downloads making use of Spotify Desktop, you’ll still have the ability to utilize your Spotify present card, as long as it is among the cards that includes ‘Downloads’ as a choice.”.
No description is provided of why the service has actually suspended or canceled its music download store.
Pocket-lint has actually contacted Spotify to learn more, and will report back when we hear.
The streaming side of the Spotify service is working as normal.
UPDATE We have actually simply heard back from Spotify, which has verified our initial searchings for and has suggested that songs downloads could return in the future.
“We recently updated Spotify to additional streamline the service and pave the way for new attributes revealed at the end of last year,” the company told us. “In-app investments aren’t part of this update however we’re not ruling out their return. Credits/gift cards already bought are still redeemable.”.
It has likewise been confirmed that the suspension of Spotify’s music download service puts on all areas where it was formerly available. The US never ever got the feature in the first place, so is untouched.