Want Spotify? Get Facebook


A Facebook account is required for users who want to use Spotify. (David Paul Morris/BLOOMBERG)

In an official statement announcing the change, the company said that many of its users have already connected their accounts to Facebook, making it easy to integrate the logins for the two services.

The move “seemed logical,” Spotify said. “We already use Facebook as part of our backend to power our social features and by adopting Facebook’s login, we've created a simple and seamless social experience.”

Spotify users who don’t want to share their information on the social network can delete the app from within their Facebook profile app settings. They will still, however, need a Facebook account to log in to the streaming service. Adding a full name and profile picture to your Spotify account requires Facebook integration.

Spotify has not yet updated its FAQ page to reflect the change. Users with existing Spotify credentials will still be able to use their old log-in information.

Hayley Tsukayama covers consumer technology for The Washington Post.

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