Spotify starts offering services in Pakistan

Spotify, the world’s leading music streaming service has been launched in Pakistan. The company revealed in a statement about its entrance in Pakistani market.

Spotify is available for free through iOS and Android apps and the users have the option to upgrade to Spotify Premium to have ad-free access, and other features including the ability to download music and skip unlimited songs.

The individual Premium services are priced at Rs299 per month whereas family subscription plan that can be used by up to six family members is valued at Rs479 per month. A service named “living under one roof” is priced at Rs390 and is for two people living at the same address. The discounted subscription at Rs149 per month is available only for university students

In addition to cards, Telenor and Zong users can also pay for the subscription-fee using mobile credit or bill.

In a statement, the company said that its catalogue contains different playlists made for Pakistan that will be regularly updated and features over 70 million tracks of local and international music.

Managing Director for Spotify Middle East & Africa Claudius Boller said, “We want to share music with as many people as possible to enrich the lives of not only our listeners, but the local artists who will now have access to a global audience. We always want to be where our fans are, and with this expansion we are furthering our mission of sharing the sounds of Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka with the rest of the world.”

Spotify is launching its service in over 80 new markets this month. The rumours of company’s expansion to Pakistan had first surfaced online in November 2020.

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