11-13-2011, 01:46 AM
From Spotify's support site! I can't recommend Spotify knowing this. I had not realized this because my account was pre Facebook take-over.
- Darren (Employee) 1 month ago
Hey Guys thanks for your question, Unfortunately you will need a Facebook account to access Spotify from now on, unless you already have an account set up.
This does not stop you creating the Facebook account adding nothing to it and making it totally private as the Facebook account does not have to be actively used.
Andres (Employee) 1 month ago
We wanted to follow up on this thread some more.
To us, this integration is all about creating an amazing new world of music discovery. As most of our users are already social and have already connected to Facebook, it seemed logical to integrate Spotify and Facebook logins. We already use Facebook as part of our backend to power our social features and by adopting Facebook’s login, we've created a simple and seamless social experience.
From this week, all new Spotify users will need to have a Facebook account to join Spotify. Think of it as like a virtual 'passport', designed to make the experience smoother and easier, with one less username and password to remember. You don't need to connect to Facebook and if you do decide to, you can always control what you share and don't share by changing your Spotify settings from the Preferences menu at any time.
We're constantly trying new things, always looking for feedback and we're always going to listen to our users, making changes based on this feedback wherever we can.