19 03 13

Exclusive: Spotify drops its five-play track cap in the UK

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As of today, streaming music service Spotify will no longer restrict its free users in the UK from playing individual tracks more than five times a month.

Removing the cap – which was introduced in April 2011 – brings the UK into line with most other Spotify markets, since Sweden, Finland, Norway, the Netherlands and Spain had the cap removed in March 2012.

Spotify will announce the UK change in a blog post and email to users later this morning. What hasn’t changed is the time limit for free users in the UK: 10 hours a month, as in most of those other countries.

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Stuart Dredge
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