The company wants to punish those who abuse the system.
According to the updated Spotify rules , the owner of the family account and all users connected to it must provide evidence that they live at the same address.
Now the application will verify all connected users at the address of residence through Google Maps, as well as conduct periodic checks.
If the user cannot confirm that he lives at the same address, then the application can either deactivate the account temporarily or completely. The rules do not indicate that the company will definitely punish users, but it is reported that such an outcome is possible.
A family Spotify account costs $ 15 and allows you to connect up to six users to it, while a personal one will cost $ 10.
Recently, subscription services like Netflix are increasingly paying attention to cases when users join groups to save on subscription, as this reduces the revenue of the service. Other companies may soon follow suit with Spotify.
In Russia, the streaming service is still working through a VPN, and many of its users are just joining these “families”. Earlier media reported that Spotify could launch in Russia at the end of 2019.