Spotify Extends Free Unlimited Music

If your 30 days of free unlimited music on Spotify are almost up, you can calm down: the company has decided to extend the deal a little longer.

Wrote Spotify’s Andres Sehr in a blog post, “We’ve been so overwhelmed by the U.S. response to Spotify that we’ve extended the honeymoon for unlimited free listening.”  The Swedish company brought its on-demand music streaming service to the U.S. in July 2011.  By August, Spotify had 1.4 million users and 175,000 paid members in the United States alone.

Listeners with free accounts were supposed to have 30 days to enjoy as many songs as they wanted. After that, the service would be limited to ten hours of streaming per month, with five plays per song unless the user upgraded to a paid subscription. Now everyone can continue to listen to music without watching the clock.

Spotify did not specify how long the unlimited free songs will last this time, but they’re hoping their free 30-day trial of ad-free listening on Spotify Premium will change your mind about getting it for free, anyway.

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