Published: Wed, March 14, 2018
Hi-Tech | By Wayne Curry

Spotify Launches Service in Israel at $6 a Month

Spotify Launches Service in Israel at $6 a Month

Over the years, streaming services have increasingly become available in South Africa - including companies and services like Netflix, Google Music, Deezer, and Apple Music. Apple's senior vice president of internet software and services, Eddy Cue, passed along the latest stats at the annual SXSW in Austin, Texas.

In comparison, dominant Android music streaming platform Spotify had 71 million premium subscribers at the end of 2017.

Global music streaming provider Spotify launched its services in South Africa on Tuesday, marking its entry into Africa, where there is a rapid uptake of smartphones and improving telecommunications infrastructure. South African users have instant access to a wide range of local playlists curated and regularly updated by our team of music experts, including Hip Hop Juice, Top Hits South Africa, House Nation, iGqom Le and SA Gold, alongside millions of Spotify and fan-built worldwide playlists. Google does not release paid subscriber numbers for its service, Google Play Music. Amazon offers its service to members who already pay for its Prime membership, which includes shipping, video content and other benefits, for USD7.99 per month.

The platform has a free version, which is supported with advertising, and a premium one, which is available for a subscription of Euro 4.99 per month.

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Cue also said Apple Music, a service where users can select music on demand, has 8 million users on three month free trials - the first time Apple has disclosed trial figures.

Apple Music has got off to a shaky start, but now it stands strong with more than 38 million subscribers.

The cool thing about Spotify is that you can use it on any device unlike, Apple music that can only be used on Apple devices. Of course, there is also the free tier.

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