Following on from their announcement earlier in the week to only accept new customers who have a Facebook accounts or sign up for one. Spotify has today announced that it will be closing their Open account service and replacing it with a six month unlimited trial. After your 6 months are up, your trial will be limited to 10 hours of streaming per month and a 5-play limit will be applied to individual tracks.
If you already have a Open account with Spotify, the company have explained what will happen in a statement after the jump. If you are already a paying subscriber to Spotify there are no changes to your account.
“If you’ve had your Spotify Open account for less than six months, you’ll discover that your time cap has gone. And it’ll stay gone until your account reaches its six-month birthday…if you’ve had your Spotify Open account for more than six months, you’ll still be limited by time. As you’ve been with us for a while, the chances are you also enjoyed a six-month period without time limits when you first joined.”