- The world’s most popular audio streaming subscription service is now available to listeners in Sri Lanka for free
- Listeners will have access to personalised music recommendations, new music discovery and over 70M tracks, 4B playlists
- Launching with local curated playlists
Spotify, the world’s most popular audio streaming subscription service, has officially launched in Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, offering a revolutionary music experience tuned to your personal taste. With a worldwide community of more than 345 million monthly active listeners including 155 million Premium subscribers, Spotify will offer a personalised listening experience for local and international music of over 70 million tracks. The Spotify service is available for free or with an upgrade to Spotify Premium, a subscription service that allows users to enjoy music without ad interruptions.
Users can upgrade to Spotify Premium for the ultimate Spotify experience for Rs. 529 per month. The ‘Premium Family’ subscription plan is available for Rs. 849 per month for up to six family members living under one roof. The new Spotify Premium ‘DUO’ (Rs. 679 per month) is a subscription plan for two people living at the same home address, which includes Duo Mix, a regularly updated playlist made just for the two subscribers to discover audio they both love and enjoy together. Spotify ‘Premium for Students’ subscription plans will cost Rs. 265 per month. Direct carrier billing payment options are also available through Dialog, SLT Mobitel and Hutch. Spotify comes to Sri Lanka with an unrivalled mix of features and the freedom to play across a wide range of devices and app integrations. Music fans will also enjoy Spotify’s personalised music recommendations, which will help them to enjoy, discover and share new music from both local and international artists.
“We are incredibly excited about the opportunity to bring together creators and listeners around the world. As we’ve expanded our international reach over the years, we’ve connected over 8 million artists with listeners across nearly every continent, putting Spotify firmly at the heart of the global audio economy,” said Spotify Chief Freemium Business Officer Alex Norström. “Launching in these new markets is a key next step to fulfilling our ongoing commitment to building a truly borderless audio ecosystem.”
“We want to share the gift of 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,” said Spotify Managing Director Middle East and Africa Claudius Boller, who will lead a team of music and audio experts for the newly launched South Asian markets. “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.”
The new playlists offer expertly curated and regularly updated music by Spotify’s team of local music experts, across a range of popular genres for any mood or moment, including ‘Hot Hits Sri Lanka’, ‘Sinhala Rap-zillas’, ‘Sinhala Pop’, ‘Sinhala Lounging’ and more.
A major feature of the Spotify service is its personalisation, which allows fans to find the music they already love with ease, and also to help them discover new music and artists to love, based on their taste and listening patterns. When a new user joins Spotify, they are guided through a ‘Taste Onboarding’ process, which helps Spotify quickly customise recommendations to their music tastes.
Over the coming days, listeners in more countries across Asia, Africa, the Caribbean, Europe and Latin America will have instant access to a world of audio, and the most talented creators will be empowered to turn their passion into a profession.
The Spotify app is available to download for free or with an upgrade to Spotify Premium. To enjoy music the way you want it, download the Spotify app today via the Android or iOS app store or by heading to www.spotify.com/free.