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Spotify should accept bitcoin

Status: Not right now
by shadumdum on ‎2013-03-05 01:22 AM

Bitcoin is something that has really started to come out into the open a little more just recently. So far, there are many companies that are accepting bitcoin for online purchases or subscriptions. Reddit is officially taking bitcoin as payment for reddit gold, and Mega, owned by Kim Dotcom, has recently started to accept bitcoin for it's data storage service. I understand that bitcoin is still a fairly small thing at this point, but the implementation of that into a service like spotify seems to be a perfect match. From everything that I have heard, bitcoin implementation is not that complicated, and I think this would make it very easy for many people to pay for the premium accounts! is a good place to start for the questions of "what is bitcoin?" They have a lot of links on the side bar that are very informative. 

Status: Not right now


At the moment, we don't have plans to offer Bitcoin as a payment solution. However, speaking more generally, we know the recurring payment model is limiting to some users and we're currently investigating other options. We'll update everyone as soon as we have more information.

by Festival Headliner on ‎2013-03-05 01:27 AM
Status changed to: New Idea
by Gdude007 on ‎2013-03-05 01:41 AM



Great idea! I hate to give out credit card details online and I would be much more likely to signup for Premium if Bitcoins were accepted.

by nagdude on ‎2013-03-05 01:52 AM
+1 would love to see this. I'd buy an extra premium subscription for my cat if that happened...
by WillieSmothers on ‎2013-03-05 02:05 AM

I'd go premium if I could pay in bitcoins. 

by swine on ‎2013-03-05 04:36 AM

If Bitcoin was a payment option, I'd buy a premium subscription in a heartbeat, and I'd send some Bitcoins to my friends so they could too.

by kuenx on ‎2013-03-05 09:57 AM

Bitcoin would also benefit Spotify. Less administrative headache and since the risk of charge-back fraud is non-existent, they could even reduce the price a bit and offer anonymous accounts.

by tudorizer on ‎2013-03-05 01:17 PM

+1 on this. I might even go Premium in this case.

by on ‎2013-03-05 04:55 PM

The only issue is the fact the exchange rate for bitcoin is always changing :P

by giowck on ‎2013-03-05 05:48 PM

Look how easly it is to integrate:



by Bromista on ‎2013-03-06 04:11 AM
I have $50 of bitcoins just sitting around that I'm not doing anything with.

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