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Well, no surprise there. It was stated and elaborated already from the start years ago - Spotify is a cloud service, and the users help out. What IS surprising is that there are no numbers what so ever about how much bandwidth and how many connections that might be in use on a client's computer.

> Spotify is a cloud service

That much was well known, but never has a "cloud service" meant that the users were the cloud. That's P2P, a completely different paradigm.

"The client simultaneously uploads to at most 4 peers." I've never seen anything regarding how much bandwidth is used though.

It doesn't seem to actually say that anywhere on the web page though.

I understand the point you're making, they should say explicitly on their website. But to source my comment: http://www.csc.kth.se/~gkreitz/spotify-p2p10/

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