Spotify customers are complaining that strangers are breaking into their Family accounts, years after the problem was first raised with the music-streaming service. However, members of the Spotify subreddit are complaining that strangers are barging into their Family accounts, allowing them to freeload on a premium subscription. One customer claims four stranger profiles were set up on their Family account. Not even sure when it happened or how long this has been going on for. Several other customers in the same thread report similar intrusions, with complaints spanning back several years. They could also see the names of other family members, potentially children, from the Spotify website. Account members will be listed on the screen. I have been a technology writer and editor for more than 20 years. This is a BETA experience. Edit Story.
Spotify Family Plan: What does it include?
Spotify Family Plan: How much does it cost?
Subscriber Account active since. Spotify Premium is popular for a number of reasons: it's inexpensive, doesn't include ads, offers a wide variety of music, and more. With a Family Plan, members of the same household can enjoy the same Spotify Premium benefits without having to pay for multiple subscriptions.
Spotify will require family plan members to prove that they are all living at the same address, in a revived initiative to prevent abuse of the subscription option. Spotify, apparently, wants to stop that from happening. This is not the first time that Spotify has tried to limit the number of people subscribing to its family plan. Last year, the music streaming service asked certain members to confirm their location by giving their GPS coordinates. The pilot program was abruptly ended due to privacy concerns. The concerns about user privacy have also returned, and Christopher Weatherhead, technology lead for U.