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Spotify sidelines music downloads store

Tom Pakinkis
Spotify

Spotify appears to have sidelined its music download store, according to reports.

The service (which is primarily a streaming platform) now displays a notification which reads “We’re currently not supporting new download purchases on Spotify” when purchases of tracks via its desktop client are attempted.

Users who have already bought download bundles can still use up any remaining credit to buy tracks.

Spotify provided the following comment to Music Ally: “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.”

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Tags: streaming, spotify, Digital

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