Spotify is now cracking down on users attempting to make use of its services without paying.
Spotify’s apps could be hacked so users could make use of the service without paying, and now the firm is cracking down on that, shutting down apps which use modded Spotify apps and sending emails to users of said software.
Spotify’s email says:
We detected abnormal activity on the app you are using, so we have disabled it. Don’t worry – your Spotify account is safe. To access your Spotify account, uninstall any unauthorised or modified version of Spotify and download and install the official Spotify app from the Google Play Store.
If we detect repeated use of unauthorized apps in violation of our terms, we reserve all rights, including suspending or terminating your account
Users of other apps have found that their accounts no longer work in pirated apps, and have been forced to use the regular app — or actually pay for it like normal people.