In a regulatory listing filed on Friday, Spotify has revealed that two million users are using hacks and tricks to get around the adverts that are shown to free Spotify accounts. The information was revealed to regulators as Spotify prepares to take the company public via a direct listing, which will see Spotify’s shares listed on a public exchange within weeks.
Although we already knew that some Spotify users were getting around free account restrictions using modified versions of the Spotify Android app, the hacks seem to be far more widespread than previously realized. Spotify had around 86 million subscribers at the end of 2017, so two million of those accounts dodging restrictions makes up nearly 2.3 percent of Spotify’s free users.
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Spotify reveals 2 million free users are using hacks to get Premium for free