No account migration of contacting support is needed. Just use your registered email account to reset (or in this case actually set) your account password and afterwards you can log in via your email+pw. Then in the Spotify preferences the button to disconnect Facebook becomes available.
The only caveat is you will need to re-sign in to every device where you are currently signed in via FB.
Cool that this works!
Hopefully this works!
I also got that warning but I ignored it and clicked through anyways. Confirmed that my Spotify account is still working via email/password login.
I'm on a Spotify family plan. I recently bought a Spotify gift card on sale, because you can usually apply those for a credit on subscription services.
Well, it turns out unlike the rest of their plans, Spotify Family doesn't support gift cards. I didn't even consider that it might not apply to all plans, and didn't check the fine print. Disappointed, I contacted support, who were happy to inform me there's a solution! I should cancel my plan (kicking all my dependents out), sign up for a _regular_ plan, apply my gift card to it, and _then_ sign up to the family plan again. This would, of course, mean that I'd have to reinvite my entire family to the plan.
They didn't really seem to understand why I was less than enthusiastic about this "solution".
Very glad I have Apple Music now...
I swapped to Google play music, though. They like to re-upload / move albums around and automatically remove them from my lists without telling me. Not particularly thrilled about that, either.
Also, you can always raise the limit later if it really matters..
And quite frankly, from a Software perspective, 10k entries in a database as a limit in 2018 feels small... especially when you consider how many people even listen to 10k entries in the first place. most have no clue about this arbitrary limit because they never hit it.
All I'm saying is that changing 10k to 100k is a significant difference in terms of music, and doesn't feel like it should be a significant difference in terms of data storage.
After three years and 48 pages of community feedback, technology finally advanced far enough to implement the incredibly complex feature of preventing duplicate songs in a playlist:
It is. Also, the iOS app has this so they’ve thought about it at least.
My friend had her password guessed (you can buy hundreds of hacked premium Spotify accounts online for <$1/each) and was powerless against the person who had been using her account. She had to basically listen to what they were listening to, it was a bit comical.
We emailed Spotify about this as it was happening and there was no way to lock this person out. Sorry! They advised her to create a new account and they would gift it with some duration of premium access.
To make things worse, she was the one who started our family-plan, and their customer support was unable to simply migrate the plan to her new account. She registered a new account and added it to the plan. This intruder was basically able to free-ride on our plan and force her our of her own account.
When I later saw the price of hacked Spotify accounts, I thought it was a great value!
A disgruntled ex-employee changed some of the settings on my website, and there was no way to kick them out after changing the password and adding 2-factor auth.
I actually really do like Cloudflare a lot, for the record, so I'd be glad if it turned out to be something more innocuous. But at the time, Support said they'd look into it, and I got nothing but radio silence since then.
That being said, I completely agree that this is pretty strange since I have not a single example that comes to mind in this case...
Ever since then I use that "device name" (really more like a Spotify account number that stands in for a username) for everything. Logging in to Spotify clients built in to TV and roku, Android & IOS apps, and managing the account on the web site.
The account was created, Premium, with FB when that was the only option. Then I got that device name and disabled platform integration on FB so it's not possible for anything including Spotify to access my fb account, and it's been like that since 2012.
Disable "platform integration":
I would really like a tool that will go through my accounts-list (maybe from Last Pass, for example) which would crawl / determine / detect who is linking to whom and how. Then offer ways to unlink.
Finally, another thing I would like is an "identity creator" app - one that will shotgun out an entire set of accounts to be managed out as an identity.
For example - a tool that will go out and createa login/ID at some range/list of sites, say, for a new-born child.
It will go and setup and lock-down into as-private-as-possible an account across FB, HN, Reddit, DropBox, Google, etc. etc. etc.
And then keep those accounts locked and with a password-manager.
You can add/remove accounts across these systems as needed.
Source: Have bought DM lists of millions of people with full addresses, estimated salaries, employers, etc.
There is no such thing as data stolen but from the files on your hard drive. As soon as you upload something to the Internet you publish it and have no guarantee but hope people you don't want to see it won't notice it.
Does that include everyone who you've friended and everything they've put on Facebook, plus all the data they've inferred about you and your friends through tracking and other third-party sources?
Personally I have still friends I cannot switch to other platforms so I am stuck checking my Facebook messages once a month, but that is the only reason I still have an account, and I have unliked everything else from the service.
You obviously can't remove all risk, but you sure can reduce it.
Can you back that up? I thought this was true too but did a quick check anyway and I found skydiving death rates are 8 in a million but driving death rates are 7.1 per billion kilometers. Driving to the airport is probably more dangerous than your average drive, but it still looks like the car trip is less likely to kill you.
In general I am enthusiastic about federated signin, but I don't want to do business with Facebook.
E: Missed the past tense. I just checked, you can sign up with your email address.
To me it seemed to stem from at least one fundamentally alarming design problem on their part, not "bad luck". 
I think that it could be the GDPR that is now forcing Facebook to be more open about breaches, and previously they may have been keeping them secret.
There were two main issues. The first is that people don't trust facebook or google even if they already were signed into their services. They didn't want to give them any more information.
The second was that it was a huge pain to maintain and test. Facebook and google changed how the services worked semi-regularly and it was not trivial to find their documentation on how to update everything (and during that time nobody could log into your service).
It should have been easy, but it wasn't and it was not worth it.
Maybe that means Spotify needs to rethink their solution? Apparently they lost at least one subscriber to Apple Music in this thread because that person was adverse to contacting support and would rather switch services altogether. I wonder if that’s a real trend among people now.
Even when I had a Facebook account linked, I could still login to Spotify using a username (a bunch of numbers) that I was able to dig out from the settings at some point.
I recently deleted my Facebook account, and everything went quite well. The app said my playlists was created by user "null" (they fixed this after a while and now displays the numbers which makes my username), but other than that there's been no changes. So, just deleting your Facebook account and let Spotify deal with it seems to work, but it require you to know the username (and password. I don't know how I got that, maybe it was the same password as the one I used before linking my Facebook account).
Does a Facebook breach let the attackers get into your Spotify account? Does it leak the existence of your Spotify account? Is there personal information from your Spotify account that can be gotten via a Facebook breach?
Same question for using any other OAuth provider, such as Google.
It would be a security breach that resulted in that (access tokens compromised), rather than the oft-reported privacy breaches (profile data compromised), but yes. The recent security breach involving access tokens would not apply here, for example, because they were access tokens for Facebook, not for linked apps.
> Does it leak the existence of your Spotify account?
Yes, see https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=applications and search for Spotify.
> Is there personal information from your Spotify account that can be gotten via a Facebook breach?
If Facebook issued an invalid access token that authorized an attacker to use your Spotify account, they would be able to see anything you can see in your Spotify account. If your profile data was leaked, anything Spotify published to your Facebook profile might be accessible.
"Spotify" is a stand-in for any SSO app, and "Facebook" is a stand-in for any SSO provider, of course. There's nothing special about Spotify and Facebook here, it might as easily be FarmVille and Google.
Facebook could decide arbitrarily, or by bug or mistake, to deny you access. Why use them at all? Convenience. Everyone is free to do the convenient thing. Just don't complain when your convenience fucks your over.
Took them two weeks to manually unlink it (as in, they had to contact engineering and have them look at it). No explanation of how it happened. No explanation for how they were still accessing the data at all. I have no doubt others are affected.
Spotify Connect is brilliant, every single other thing about the Spotify experience is shoddy. (Like that song that just finished playing? Too bad, you can't see the playlist history without manually skipping back many tracks, etc)
Protip to companies: if your product is excellent, make account cancellation frictionless and the respect you show your users will pay dividends.
If 99% of people are OK with how it works, Spotify isn't going to change if they don't want to. And this is small compared to Google storing browsing, map, and search history, using it for ads, and nagging you if you opt out of it, or Apple and Google blocking things from their mobile platforms without a fair and consistent appeals process.
Sadly as we've seen recently companies exist that are shady enough to both charge the user and collect data without asking at the same time.
So I guess the rule of thumb is true and I'll still look for paid services, but even then I guess we should be careful.
(No, I'll never go back to their service.)
Basically, if I don't force-close the Spotify app on my Android before I get my laptop open on the same wifi, the phone will overwrite any play queue on my desktop. I exclusively use Spotify on my phone in the gym. I'll choose one album at a time and play it through while I work out. My laptop is for work - I'll maybe spend 15 minutes every few days queueing 10 or so new albums I want to try. Utterly maddening when you forget to close the app, go to Spotify and you're blasted with gym music and you've lost your carefully curated play queue.
I love the combined cue, especially when hosting parties. Let guests cue songs from laptop and then adjust the order according to whom I like more (:
I suppose I could continue to create / delete playlists on the desktop, but it seems like I shouldn't have to. I'll go through the new releases on Friday / Tuesday, queue all the ones I want to try and listen to them one after the other. If I like them, I'll save them to a playlist or add the album to my library. If it doesn't grab me, I won't bother. Regardless, even if I'd queued a playlist, the mobile is still going to overwrite my queue. I just want an option to disassociated the two devices.
Back when I used Rdio, the behavior was to keep all devices/tabs synced. It was consistent. It worked. When I wanted to keep diferent sessions I used playlists. I could work around it.
But with Spotify it's a mess. It doesn't sync correctly when I want, but only when I don't want.
The device would be aware where it is located - or moving via either gps, accelerometer or wifi ssid visibility or even an ibeacon.
The device will then know that it should play from selected sets/playlists that I have tagged appropriate for that location.
I would like this in a video library management app as well.
Basically, the content most likely to be relevant to my current location or activity should float to the top of the playlist or click-field.
All content should obviously be available, but preference to play a cetain list over another based on location or activity without overt action from me.
Kind of like an "ok google - I am now running so play my running lists" and "ok google - I just arrived at my office so either STFU or play my worklist"
"Looks like you just got on bart list"
My biggest gripe is they removed the ability to send songs to friends.
Back then I stopped using Spotify because they forced every new user to use Facebook to log in.
The “unexpected” part is the loss of trust in Facebook as a provider.
I would argue trusting Facebook with anything was obviously going to end in tears but I admit I’m not a normal user.
The disconnect that led to that decision is absolutely mind blowing. To make it even more surreal lots of people, even on HN, defended it.
Needless to say I no longer use Spotify at all.
I suppose you mean it the other way around? The way you're describing it suggests that you could use Spotify to reset your Facebook password, which is either confusing or terrifying. :)
So, they are keeping the OID information somewhere. I've asked, begged, pleaded, and demanded for them to fix this and I've gotten absolutely nowhere. It is infuriating.
Edit: You are a champion, that worked!
Accounts created before that were unaffected.
Removing/blocking followers would also be appreciated.