The latest revelation of Spotify’s strategy aims at tightly integrating its service with Facebook. How? The nefarious tactic demands the user to connect to Facebook for accessing their Spotify account.
No Facebook? No Spotify, no music. End of the story.
In an attempt to integrate social networking with music, Spotify has decided to remove the sign-up button entirely, leaving the new users to use Facebook Connect as the only gateway to enter into Spotify.
On the sign-up page of Spotify, visitors are greeted with this 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.
There’s no solution to sign-up at Spotify without a Facebook account. However, if you don’t want to link your real Facebook account with Spotify, then set up a dummy account.
Sure, not everyone has a Facebook account. And not everyone embraces the “Let’s put everything out on the Internet” idea, which has lead to quite a bit of fire blazing up amongst the existing Spotify users. Check this thread and you’ll know how this shrewd move by Spotify is widening the gap with its users. From the thread, it’s fitting to assume that at least hundreds of users have happily bulldozed out of their premium subscription. Right now, the least Spotify could do is to add back the standard sign-up button to