Spotify Updates Facebook Flap Response
(UPDATED) The flap over requiring new Spotify users to have an account on Facebook doesn't appear to be going away anytime soon. That seems to have prompted Spotify executives to send around an updated response to their previous statement:
To us, this is all about creating an amazing new world of music discovery. As most of our users are already social and have already connected to Facebook, it seemed logical to integrate Spotify and Facebook logins. We already use Facebook as part of our back-end to power our social features and by adopting Facebook’s login, we’ve created a simple and seamless social experience.
From today, all new Spotify users will need to have a Facebook account to join Spotify. Think of it as like a virtual ‘passport’, designed to make the experience smoother and easier, with one less username and password to remember. You don’t need to connect to Facebook and if you do decide to, you can always control what you share and don’t share by changing your Spotify settings at any time.
We’re constantly trying new things, always looking for feedback and we’re always going to listen to our users, making changes based on this feedback wherever we can.