Spotify it shows the world as one of those services that, as Google Maps, Instagram or YouTube, are already part of our day to day. The streaming music service has become the most popular in the world thanks to a very attractive ease of use and a catalog that can satisfy All kinds of musical tastes. In addition, we are accustomed to receiving a lot of news in the form of an update, but everything seems to indicate that this last decision or many users will like it.
Spotify has decided tighten the policy of your Family Plan. From now on, each user will have to register their location so that they can Confirm that they live in the same direction. A change that can cause a lot of cancellations, since many people use this plan without having familiar threads in common. Yes, What happens to families that do not live in the same house?
Random location checks
The return of the Widget, the time bar, the new playlists, the design change … Spotify is usually shown as one of those applications that include renewal as one of the maxims. However, every time they make a change in the quota section, millions of users start to shake. We have already seen it with the new price increase in some countries and now it is repeated with the verification of the Family Plan.
As confirmed by Cnet, Spotify will begin to verify if the users that are part of the Family Plan reside in the same house. We talk about a registration service that will take place randomly and through the location of the smartphone. "The policy changes allow Spotify to use an individual's location to determine if they continue to reside at the same address when they use a family account," he said. Christopher Weatherhead, technological leader of the monitoring group of the United Kingdom Privacy International. In addition, he added that "once the verification of the address of a family member's home is completed, we do not store their location data or track their location."
That is, the app may require the location of the different profiles arbitrarily to confirm the correct use of the Family Plan. At no time will the location of the users be tracked, it will simply be verified that everything adapts to the recently imposed norms. In case the verification is not carried out, the account could be suspended immediately.
Source | Cnet