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Spotify To Phase Out P2P

LONDON (Hypebot) – Spotify is changing how it delivers music to users from peer to peer networks to streaming via its own dedicated servers. P2P delivery cut costs for the startup and delivered songs almost instantaneously, both impressive features back when Spotify launched.

“We’re gradually phasing out the use of our desktop P2P technology which has helped our users enjoy their music both speedily and seamlessly,” Spotify’s Alison Bonny told TorrentFreak.

At one time Spotify was one of the largest P2P networks on the net. Now having raised closed to $550 million, using their own servers allows the music streamer to control and deliver more consistently.