Facebook Account Now Required For Spotify Signup, And Users Aren’t Happy
A Facebook account is now required for all new users signing up for Spotify; and even though existing accounts aren't affected, many users are less than pleased. The message "“You need a Facebook account to register for Spotify. If you have an account, just log in below to register. If you don’t have a Facebook account, get one by clicking the ‘create an account’ link below,” has beed added to the Spotify signup page. Users reacted quickly:
"I absolutely love your service, and promote it all the time, but this is the stupidest move you have ever made. What were you thinking? Did Facebook push you? I cannot believe you have done this!" wrote one commenter of Spoitfy's Get Satisfaction page.
"This is a terrible move, stop sucking up to Facebook and get your iPad app done" wrote another.
The reply from Spotify customer service:
"Unfortunately you will need a Facebook account to access Spotify from now on, unless you already have an account set up.
This does not stop you creating the Facebook account adding nothing to it and making it totally private as the Facebook account does not have to be actively used."