Every music streaming service kind of sucks, we already know this. One of the ways Spotify sucks is that it limits how many songs you can download on each device. But the service just raised its download limit from 3333 tracks per device up to 10,000 per device, for up to five devices. Great news for anyone who needs to keep their data use down, or use Spotify anywhere with bad reception. You can finally listen to the music you pay $11.99/month for!
People who still actually buy their music are laughing right now, and we can’t blame them. (Even if one day Apple just deletes their purchased media.)
With annoyances such as disappearing music, download limits and stuttering playback, Spotify and Apple Music constantly remind their users that you aren’t owners, just renters. If you want full control over your music, you’ll need to switch back to buying your music.
But buying music is expensive. Streaming is also a great way to find new music, because it’s “free” to try out something new. But if there’s any music you’d truly hate to lose, consider buying it — and make sure it’s DRM-free. (Amazon and iTunes both sell DRM-free music, but wrap some videos in DRM.)
Paying twice for your music will feel stupid, but will it feel as stupid as losing it all when you have to unsubscribe, or if Spotify ever runs out of money?
Spotify Has Lifted Its Hated 3333-Song Download Limit | Rolling Stone