This is why Spotify launching in South Africa matters

Spotify South Africa

The world’s largest music streaming service has officially launched in South Africa and it’s a better price than anything on the market… free.


Spotify, the largest global music streaming service, will officially launch in South Africa today, Tuesday 13th March 2018.

The streaming service is the best way to listen to music on your mobile or tablet, you can search for any track, artist or album and listen FOR FREE. You can also make and share playlists or build your biggest, best ever music collection.

The South African launch marks the first time Spotify will be available on the African continent.

“With over 159 million active users, including over 71 million Premium subscribers, Spotify offers a choice between an ongoing free ad-supported music service and a fully featured, ad-free subscription option.”

And that’s the difference. It has the cheapest price when compared to anything else current on the subscription based music streaming services. It’s FREE with ads in between songs… but one of the only music streaming services with this option.

Spotify South Africa

The service is available in two options locally:

  • Spotify Free – R0 per month. Features shuffle play.
  • Spotify Premium – R59.99 per month. Features no adverts, offline listening, unlimited skips, high-quality audio, shuffle play.

A 30-day free trial of Spotify Premium is available to users.

The company said the music service is available on the Apple App Store, Google Play Store, and Microsoft Store. It also works on Xbox and PlayStation consoles, TVs, and smart speakers.

Click here to download for Apple or click here for Google Play.

Sources: Spotify
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