Spotify launches on mobile, enters 20 new markets

Spotify launches on mobile, enters 20 new markets

Music streaming service Spotify has launched on mobiles and tablets while extending its offering to 20 new markets, though there is still no sign of it debuting in Africa.

The company yesterday released iOS and Android applications, extending the service that had previously only been available on laptops or desktops without a subscription.

“Today we’re giving people the best free music experience in the history of the smartphone and the tablet,” said Daniel Ek, chief executive officer (CEO) and founder at Spotify. “Whether you’re going to the gym, or having a party with friends. Just sit back and let Spotify serve you great music for every moment of your life.”

Spotify also launched its service in 20 new markets, taking its total reach to 55 countries, though none of those are in Africa.

HumanIPO reported last month Spotify, which recently raised US$250 million in a new funding round, had set no target date for an African launch, and would not do so until it could be sure it could provide the same user experience enjoyed by regions such as Europe.

Earlier this week another music streaming service, Rdio, has expanded to South Africa along with 19 other new countries, taking its total reach to 51 countries across six continents.

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