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Spotify is used by millions of people around the world, but among so many there are some who do not use the service correctly. In fact, the company has announced that it has more than 2 million pirate users in its service.
What does pirate users mean? Basically, a lot of them use some modified version of Spotify to listen to streaming music without need to pay for it, without advertising and without any type of restriction.
From the company they are aware of this big problem and possibly take solutions soon. The streaming music service is getting very serious about these issues, just remember how it is warning users and blocking unofficial apps.
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Apparently all those hacking users use Spotify Free accounts. If you use it, you will know that this version has its limitations, such as advertising between songs, but these users have managed to bypass all those restrictions.
That means that, even though they use Spotify Free, they can listen to unlimited, ad-free music without paying a single euro. Spotify Premium is the only way to enjoy music with these two mentioned features, but it's something that many seem unwilling to pay for.
That's why they use unofficial or pirated versions of Spotify that can be found on the Internet in the form of apk packages, so they can install them on your Android phones after enabling unknown sources to install apps that are not from Google Play.
They are pirate apps and as such are illegal because they misuse the app. This has caused Spotify to recount its number of total users and now has 157 million users against 159 million counting those 2 million pirates.
About half of Spotify users are premium paying for the service, a pretty good number. The bad news is that Spotify has 2 million pirate users, of whom it will be necessary to finally see what happens to them and if the service takes any action.