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TechnologyApple says Spotify wants benefits of a free app without being free

09:10  15 march  2019
09:10  15 march  2019 Source:   reuters.com

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Spotify says Apple is making it harder for the streaming music company to compete by blocking a new version of its iPhone app . In a letter sent this week The letter says Apple turned down a new version of the app while citing “business model rules” and demanded that Spotify use Apple ’s billing system

Apple says Spotify wants benefits of a free app without being free© Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images A Apple logo is seen on the back of an iPhone X in this photo illustration in Warsaw, Poland on March 5, 2019. (Photo by Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images) March 14 (Reuters) - Apple Inc said on Thursday Spotify wants all the benefits of a free app without being free, as the iPhone maker responded to the audio streaming service provider's complaint with European Union antitrust regulators.

Spotify, which launched a year after the 2007 launch of the iPhone, said on Wednesday Apple unfairly limits rivals to its own Apple Music streaming service.

Apple's control of its App store deprived consumers of choice and rival providers of audio streaming services to the benefit of Apple Music, which began in 2015, Spotify added.

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Spotify Free is available to anyone at no cost, so it uses advertisements that play between songs to cover costs. The Free version also has many other Luckily, there is a tweak named Spotify ++ that can help you get Spotify Premium for completely free . It’s developed by a third-party developer and

In response, Apple said it has "approved and distributed nearly 200 app updates on Spotify's behalf, resulting in over 300 million downloaded copies of the Spotify app."

"The only time we have requested adjustments is when Spotify has tried to sidestep the same rules that every other app follows," Apple said in a statement. https://apple.co/2TDPBPo

"Spotify is free to build apps for — and compete on — our products and platforms, and we hope they do."

(Reporting by Subrat Patnaik in Bengaluru; Editing by Subhranshu Sahu)

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