Downloads from Spotify

Hey Podlovers,

I have been wondering for a long time how downloads from spotify are handled in the podlove statistic.

The only thread which deals with this is more than 5 years old: Spotify as a source?

Is it still the case that spotify hosts the media files by itself? Than, there would only one “counted” download per episode in the podlove statistic, when spotify fetches the media file?

In this case, we have to add the streams counted in the spotify for podcaster center “manually” to the podlove numbers, isn’t it?

Or is spotify in the meanwhile streaming the episodes from the server? In this case, would it be possible to add Spotify as a download source in the podlove statistic?

Thank you for your help!

Best, Fabian