Popular music streaming service Spotify will no longer be offering new music purchases to users, after the company began blocking the download option in its desktop app and redirecting users to a newly created FAQ page detailing the fact, notes Pocket-lint. Inside the Spotify desktop app, the company now blocks music downloads when a user attempts to purchase a track, displaying a message which reads: “We’re currently not offering new download purchases on Spotify. You can still use downloads you’ve already purchased.” Users are directed to the Spotify website, to a page entitled ‘Changes to Download store’, which explains that users can redeem downloads they haven’t used, re-download tracks they have bought and redeem Spotify gift cards. Downloads for offline listening and music streaming will continue to operate as normal.
Spotify No Longer Allows Downloads on New Music Purchases
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