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Spotify said on Monday that it will expand significantly to over 80 new markets in Asia and Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America and Europe inover the next few days, a deployment that would expand its availability to more than a billion people worldwide. The company will also make Spotify available in 36 new languages, including Romanian, Hindi, and Swahili, so it supports more than 60 languages in total.
This is the widest extension of Spotify. To date, bringing the service to a total of over 180 markets. All new markets are listed at the end of this article.
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Spotify is currently available in around half of the world, "but there are still millions of creators and billions of listeners who don 't have access to Spotify yet " said CEO Daniel Ek, adding that more details would be released shortly.
The new Spotif countrieswill have the possibility to subscribe to free and paid Premium plans; in some markets, Spotify will also offer individual, family, duo, and student plan options. It will be available on mobile and with its desktop web player, with a few exceptions. The company will work with partners to introduce Spotify to more platforms, including TVs, speakers, portable devices and cars in the coming months.
Listeners will be able to select and search Spotify's global catalog - one that may be limited by license fees, but Spotify has said it "will work with rights holders and partners around the clock. premises to expand its catalog to include more local offers. " In the majority of these markets, Spotify will launch its full catalog podcast, with a few exceptions. For others, the company said it would work with parlocal partners to introduce more podcasts.
The news came out of Spotify 's Stream On event , intended to reveal how the music giant in streaming wants to improve the experience for creators and fans on i service ts. Monday's two-hour virtual event was expected to publish information for both Spotify listeners and audio creators using the service. The company revealed that it will launch HiFi, a new level of subion for high quality soundity, in select markets later this year.
On Monday, Spotify said that expanding into new local markets will make the service available as quickly as possible in as many places as possible, so some markets will launch with a library of core content and functionality that will change over time.
Spotify , the largest streaming service by listeners and subscribers, hasn't hosted any of these events since 2018, when it revised its free mobile floor. It amplified what you could hear with a free account, unlocking songs on demand that were previously only available to paying customers. Changes like these and Spotify 's obsession with expanding podcasts carried the company to 345 million listeners and 155 million paid subscribers at the end of last year.
Spotify 's new markets will be Angola, Antigua and Barbuda , Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Botswana, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Cameroon , Chad, Comoros, Côte d 'Ivoire, Curaçao, Djibouti, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Eswatini, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Macao, Madaga scar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Micronesia, Mongolia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palau, Papua -New Guineae, Rwanda, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines , Suriname, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
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