Despite being one of the cheapest music streaming services, enough people are cheating with their subscription that Spotify has decided to change their Terms and Conditions.
The change affects the Family Premium subscription model, and specifies that anyone using the subscription now have to have the same physical address in order to be included in the subscription model.
However, the only way to find out is logging in to the account and being asked to enter your address. The verification process then double-checks if that address actually exists, so for those with a lack of moral, its no more difficult than providing a false address.
However, a number of users have reported errors with the system. New areas aren't covered, apartment buildings is apparently too complex for the system to verify, and counter-suggestions are often wanting to use wrong zip codes and city names, and reporting a verification error when the correct address is used according to HotHardware.
Looking around on the internet, Americans have also voiced concerns and dissatisfaction over the fact that a "family" plan doesn't cover your family in case of divorce (different households) or of the children leaves home to attend college.
But then again, it could be worse - last year Der Spiegel reported on shady behaviour on Spotify's part when the company tried to use GPS data to track users of Family Premium accounts, but had to give it up due to security concerns. This new attempt to avoid wrongful use of their service might not work as intended, but it sure is a lot better than the first attempt.
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