Spotify without Facebook

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Re: Spotify without Facebook

Stupify
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Going to have to explain this again, but it works for you because you have an old account. Since last September Spotify has removed the ability to make a Spotify account and requires new users to log in with Facebook.

Re: Spotify without Facebook

dr_lard
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Dear Spotify,

I don't have a Facebook account, never will, and don't appreciate being forced to use one to be able to add friends, share and recommend stuff. In sum:

 

YOU SUCK.

 

Good luck with your business, but you won't get a cent from me.

Re: Spotify without Facebook

Spotify
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Dr_lard - As you created an old account over in the UK a while ago, you don't need a Facebook account at all for any of the functions you mention. Just use the username 'dr_lard' to log in, and you should be sorted.

 

If you're now abroad and need the country in your account changing, just head here. If you need any help at all, our Customer Support team would be more than happy to help. Just go here and fill in the form. They'll then get back to you as soon as they can. 

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Re: Spotify without Facebook

user-removed
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This is how to do it:

 

Actually there is!



1) Create a fake facebook account

2) Sign up to spotify

3) get "Spotify device password" this username and password works in Spotifty.com, iPhone, Windows app, etc can be used instead of facebook

4) DELETE FACEBOOK ACCOUNT

 

Re: Spotify without Facebook

mat000000000000
Music Fan

That does not work.... unless you have an "old plan". 

 

If you have a new plan, and you delete facebook, you can't login and it won't work. 

Re: Spotify without Facebook

user-removed
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It seems to work fine for me with "Spotify device password." http://www.spotify.com/us/help/faq/devices/connect-devices/ With this password I can login with the "Spotify Details" login option to spotify desktop app, spotify.com website, etc. If it does stop working like this I will simply call my credit card company, dispute the charges and then find a better music service.

Re: Spotify without Facebook

mat000000000000
Music Fan

The only better music service is Microsoft's Zune.... but that is only on Windows Phone 7.  I have it on my Windows phone and computer, and it works great.... I'd like to get an android, but Zune is not there... spotify is the only option, IMO. 

 

If you had a Windows phone, then you would be using zune, it is light years ahead of spotify in terms of music and definitely the user interface.  Spotify can't compete when it comes to the user interface in Zune (on pc or mobile phone). 

 

And you don't have to call your credit card company... that makes little to no sense... you would have to lie in order to get the charges reversed... but you have "x" many days at spotify to simply cancel your account.  Use that time to test the service...

Re: Spotify without Facebook

Stupify
Community Legend

Yes, that does indeed work and I've posted about it before, resulting in moderators deleting said post.

 

Spotify's "partnership" with Facebook involves customer support lying to their userbase that Facebook is a requirement to log in. I'm just playing along and being as negative as possible about it.

 

Doing that method will result in your username being a bunch of numbers.

Re: Spotify without Facebook

user-removed
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Well also this did fix my issue about logins.

 

Login with Facebook to Spotify iPhone App

Restart iPhone

Spotify iPhone app requests to login

 

Login with "Spotify device password" to iPhone app

Restart iPhone

No need to login

 

I only discovered this after being stuck on a 10 hour flight with no music to listen to. 

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Re: Spotify without Facebook

Richard
Roadie

Hey all, we've seen a number of users posting workarounds for the FB connection. We just need to state that we can't recommend using this method as it will create a number of problems with your account.

 

Deleting the Facebook account will cause problems with the social connection in Spotify for instance and you'll receive errors in the client. We won't be able to help you fix this unfortunately.

 

We might delete posts with instructions on how to do this if we feel it's appropriate. We'd rather not be overwhelmed by reports of users suddenly complaining their Spotify social isn't working after following these steps.

 

We don't mean to be overbearing on this, we'd just rather avoid any problems or confusion that could result otherwise. Thanks for your understanding.

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