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Spotify is now accessible for Indian users with cheaper premium plans and 30-day free trial

Spotify is now accessible for Indian users with cheaper premium plans and 30-day free trial: Finally, Spotify, an audio streaming platform is now accessible for Indian users. The authorized application is accessible for download on Google’s Play Store and Apple’s App Store. It’s also obtainable on desktop for Windows and MacOS.

Spotify is launched by Spotify AB on 7 October 2008 and it provides DRM-protected music and podcasts from record labels and media companies. As a freemium service, basic features are free with ads or spontaneous music videos, whereas extra features, such as better streaming quality, are accessible through paid subscription.

Spotify is considered to be one of the world’s biggest music streaming services. It has been creating efforts to tap markets exterior to the US. Talking about big market, India is considered to be one of the nations to provide big markets and thus, it has been one of its significant markets.

However, the company has made certain alterations to encourage the Indian audience. For example, its payment plans are much inexpensive in India than what it charges operators in the US.

The company officialy said that Spotify will propose more than four crore songs as well as 300 crore playlists for music fans in the country.

It had briefly hit a obstacle after the music label, WMG, filed for an ban in the Bombay High Court previously this week over licensing rights.

Daniel Ek, Spotify Founder and CEO, said about its lunch in India, “Not only will Spotify bring Indian artists to the world, we’ll also bring the world’s music to fans across India. Spotify’s music family just got a whole lot bigger”.

The free version of Spotify will propose limited access to the content which offers India-specific genres such as Bollywood, Punjabi, Tamil and Telugu along with international music.

Spotify is combined with additional platforms such as smart speakers, Google Maps, Tinder and Instagram. In total, the streaming app is well-matched with more than 500 products across 200 hardware brands.

The iPhone users in India have to visit the official Spotify website in order to subscribe for the premium version of Spotify. On the other hand, Android users can sign up for the premium version from the application.

Though, some users are facing issues with the Android app and if any user faces the same issue, then they should simply visit the official website to get started with the premium version.

Spotify Premium: Subscription plans

Spotify premium provides ad-free unconstrained music, podcasts and offline support. For Spotify Premium users, Spotify is offering a 30-day free trial in India after which it will start charging Rs 119 per month.

Spotify is also providing recharge-like top-up choices which will start as low as Rs 13 for 1 day. By using Paytm users can pay for these top-up recharges.

The top-up plans are:

  • Rs 39 for 7 days
  • Rs 129 for 1 month
  • Rs 389 for 3 months
  • Rs 719 for 6 months

About Spotify

Spotify offers access to more than 40 million tracks. Operators can browse by limits such as artist, album, or genre, and can make, edit, and share playlists. Spotify is accessible in maximum of Europe and the Americas, Australia, New Zealand, and some places of Africa and Asia, and on greatest up-to-date devices, comprising Windows, macOS, and Linux computers, and iOS, Windows Phone and Android smartphones and tablets. It has 207 million monthly active operators, comprising 96 million paying subscribers, as of February 2019.