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Spotify is now available in Kenya


You must have probably seen or read about this already, yes, Spotify is now available in Kenya. 

The audio  streaming subscription service has also expanded to other African countries including Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda as of 23 February.

“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,” Alex Norström, Chief Freemium Business Officer of Spotify said.

“Launching in these new markets is a key next step to fulfilling our ongoing commitment to building a truly borderless audio ecosystem.”  

Spotify launches in Kenya with its unrivalled mix of features that have made it the world’s most popular audio streaming subscription service, including more than 70 million international and local songs, 2.2 million podcasts and over 4 billion playlists. The platform offers everyday new music and podcast discovery, algorithmic recommendations personalised to each listener’s audio taste, and the freedom to engage Spotify across a wide range of devices and app integrations with Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, Samsung, Tinder, Google Maps, Nike, and more.

“African creators have always pushed boundaries, innovating and creating incredible sounds and starting from today we are giving them access and the opportunity to connect with a global audience of fans. By bringing in a best in class product and a localized experience made for Africa, we will contribute to boosting the growth of the local streaming ecosystem,” said Phiona Okumu, Spotify Head of Music Sub-Saharan Africa. 

“We hope our new listeners are going to love the revolutionary audio experience we are bringing to the rest of the continent.” Phiona adds.

Subscription 

In Kenya, listeners can upgrade to Spotify Premium for 299 Ksh per month. The Premium Family plan is available for 479 Ksh for up to 6 family members living under one roof. The Spotify Premium DUO (389 Ksh a 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.

Spotify Premium for Students will cost 149 Ksh per month. All subscriptions can be paid with M-PESA.

The Spotify app is available to download for free or with an upgrade to Spotify Premium. You can download it via the Android or iOS app store or by heading to www.spotify.com/free.

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Nixon Kanali

Tech journalist based in Nairobi. I write about tech, business and African startups. Founder and Editor For TechTrendsKE. Nixon is also the East African tech editor for Africa Business Communities. Send tips to nkanali@techtrendske.co.ke.

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