Not everyone is excited by the concept of having to have a Facebook account to be able to use Spotify. Personally I can get over it, but if you object, then read on.
There are a couple of steps to being able to use Spotify without Facebook – and one of them is to sign up for Facebook 🙂 !
- Get yourself a new email address using false details
- Sign up to a new Facebook account using false details
- Sign up to Spotify using your new Facebook account
- Configure Spotify so you can log in with your Spotify username and password (instead of Facebook).
1. Get yourself a new email address using false details
This is as simple as creating a new e-mail account using one of the many services that exist on the net. I recommend Gmail, but you can use what ever you like. If you use Gmail, make sure you only fill in the sections in the red box as show below. There is no need to give a current email address or phone number.
2. Sign up to a new Facebook account using false details
This is straight forward. Just go to the Facebook login page and get a new account. You will need to verify your account with your new email address from step 1 above.
3. Sign up to Spotify using your new Facebook account
Now get your Spotify Account using your new Facebook Account. Select “Log into Facebook” using your new false account.
4. Configure Spotify so you can log in with your Spotify username.
What you need to do now is configure your account so that it allows other devices (ie a Sonos speaker, Squeeze box etc) to access your Spotify Account.
First log in using your Facebook credentials, then select “edit profile”
Click “set password for your devices”
Request an email to be sent to your new Gmail address.
Set your Spotify password. Take note of the “device user name/number” which is your new Spotify user name. The username will be visible in your profile, but the password is not.
Log out of Spotify, then relog in using your new user name and password.
Go back into “edit profile” and uncheck “Share my information with third parties”.
Finally, every client that you use for Spotify has some preference settings to indicate if Spotify should share your activity. Just find the preference settings and turn off any sharing features. The example below is for the PC Spotify Client.
You will need to remember your Gmail account details, otherwise there will be no way for Spotify to contact you if there is an issue (ie with your password). Also, if you forget the Gmail password, there is no way for Gmail to reset your password because you didn’t specify a password when you registered.