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One person Listening On Multiple devices at the same time

One person Listening On Multiple devices at the same time




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tldr: Is One person Listening on Multiple Devices at the same time against terms of service?

So I was reading the user guidelines and i was wondering something. According to guideline number 8("artificially increasing play counts or follow counts, artificially promoting Content, or other manipulation including by (i) using any bot, script or other automated process, (ii) providing or accepting any form of compensation (financial or otherwise), or (iii) any other means;") and guideline number 13("providing your password to any other person or using any other person's username and password.") it wouldn't be allowed to have many offline devices on the same account incresing plays with no one listening or someone being payed to listen to those devices, nor could you have many people listening to many devices on offline mode with the same account, however i was wondering if one person with no compensation listening to many devices with the same account on offline mode would go against the user guidelines. 

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Hello @J0HNEJI!

Spotify uses different methods to detect any non-genuine listening activity. I'm not an expert on this, but listening offline should be fine if it's indeed just someone listening to their music, but it's not ok if it's just playing continuously without someone listening to it, or if it's used to share an account with others. Being paid to listen to something definitely is against the rules as that doesn't reflect the actual popularity of an artist based on the quality of their music and their fans.

Have a nice day 🙂

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