Spotify Requires GPS Location For Family Plan Subscriber

If you are saving or you want to keep some money with a Spotify family plan without following the company’s one-household rule, be sure to take advantage of it while you still can. Spotify may come tapping for your “GPS data” to confirm you are indeed following the rules, or else “you may fail to log in your account or lose your family plan.

Spotify Requires GPS Location For Family Plan Subscriber | Spotify is Checking User Experience

According to the terms of the Premium for Family account, Customers sharing a family account are required to reside(Which belongs to person) at the same address, and if you did not follow the steps, the email says they could lose their family access to their plan.

Spotify takes Right step or Wrong about GPS location

Spotify Requires GPS Location For Family Plan Subscriber | Spotify is Checking User Experience


Of course, as these report aimed out, asking the user to confirm a GPS location is a poor medium of verification. As vast numbers of families have members who live in abroad or another state or work outside the home, have divorced or separated parents, have kids in college or boarding school, travel for work or any other large amount of reasons.

Spotify Technical Issues

Spotify has to prevent these kinds of a situation for Family plan. The rule required all members to share a physical address. That rule which is executed by Spotify hadn’t been as strictly all members to share the physical address, so many didn’t realize they had broken it when they added members who don’t live at home.
The customer was also feeling inconvenient by how Spotify wanted to verify their location instead of entering a mailing address of the primary account, for instance, they were asking for their exact GPS location of the user.
The Emails also threatened to the failure to verify the account this way could cause them to lose access to the service.

What Spotify Spokesperson Says About This Feature

“Spotify is currently checking and testing to improve the user experience of Premium account with small user groups in select markets. We are always testing new products and expertise at Spotify, but have no further news to share regarding this particular feature test at this time”. And the test only ran for a short time before Spotify shut it down.


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