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Spotify Silences Free Users: Lyrics Now Exclusive to Premium Subscribers

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Spotify Silences Free Users: Lyrics Now Exclusive to Premium Subscribers

Spotify Silences Free Users: Lyrics Now Exclusive to Premium Subscribers
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Spotify Silences Free Users: Lyrics Now Exclusive to Premium Subscribers

In a move that’s left many users singing the blues, Spotify has quietly restricted access to lyrics for its free users. The change, which was first spotted by eagle-eyed Redditors, has sparked frustration and disappointment among music lovers who rely on the feature to enhance their listening experience.

While Spotify hasn’t issued an official statement, a spokesperson confirmed the change to TechCrunch, hinting that the feature may evolve over time and vary across markets and devices. This suggests that the restriction may be more than just a temporary test, but a permanent shift in the company’s strategy.

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The writing was on the wall when Spotify started limiting lyrics access for non-paying users last fall. Users were greeted with a message encouraging them to “Enjoy lyrics on Spotify Premium,” which was initially billed as a test for a limited user base. However, the company has since dropped the “test” label, leaving many wondering why lyrics access isn’t clearly labeled as a premium feature on its website or support resources.

Some free users have reported seeing messages indicating that accessing lyrics now counts towards a monthly limit, further fueling speculation that Spotify is trying to drive more users towards its premium tier. With over 600 million monthly active users and 236 million paid subscribers (a 15% year-over-year growth), it’s clear that the company is looking for ways to boost revenue. However, its quarterly revenue still fell short of analyst expectations, coming in at 3.67 billion euros ($3.94 billion) instead of the estimated 3.72 billion euros.

The question remains whether restricting lyrics access will effectively incentivize more users to subscribe. With lyrics readily available for free on the web and through other apps like Genius, Apple’s Shazam, or Musixmatch (which integrate with Spotify), it’s unclear whether this move will pay off for the company. Only time will tell if this strategy will strike a chord with users or leave them singing a different tune.”

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