Spotify drops music download store in new update

Users are no longer able to download music to own

No more music downloads through the Spotify client, but will anyone really notice?

Spotify has suspended its music download store and is no longer giving users the option to buy and keep music.

Pocket-Lint discovered, when trying to buy a track, that the music streaming giant had shed the store, with the Swedes later claiming it was accommodating new features instead.

When attempting to 'get' a track, users are greeted with a pop-up message, reading: "We're no longer supporting new download purchases on Spotfy."

In a statement issued later on Friday, Spotify confirmed the move, but said that users with existing credits or gift cards will still be able to redeem them on music downloads.

In a statement the company said: "We recently updated Spotify to further simplify the service and pave the way for new features announced at the end of last year.

"In-app purchases aren't part of this update but we're not ruling out their return. Credits/gift cards already purchased are still redeemable."

The statement, of course, teases a return for the store if Spotify chooses to go in that direction, but it's not like the Swedes were making any great strides against iTunes or Amazon in the buy-to-own market.

Via: Pocket-Lint