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Ryssen
2009-10-15, 13:37
Installed a bandwithmonitor today,and I can see that spotify is taking bandwith even in pausmode,why?

andyg
2009-10-15, 13:55
Spotify is a peer-to-peer service and works sort of like BitTorrent, so you are uploading music to others while it is running.

Ryssen
2009-10-15, 14:34
Hmm,ok.

jku
2009-10-17, 11:46
Spotify is a peer-to-peer service and works sort of like BitTorrent, so you are uploading music to others while it is running.

This is a fact that Spotify definitely does not advertise... Their "About Spotify" page doesn't mention this aspect at all and their long FAQ page has it hidden in the question "Why does Spotify use so many internet connections".

Maybe "peer-to-peer" has such a bad name in the music industry that they feel they need to keep that hidden. ;)