Spotify launches in New Zealand
- — 21 May, 2012 22:00
Music-streaming service Spotify launched in New Zealand this morning.
The service joins Grooveshark, Rdio, Rara and Music Unlimited in providing streaming music services to customers via web browsers and mobile devices.
The Spotify app is now available on the Android and iOS markets.
Spotify, which has 10 million users globally and more than 15 million songs in its catalogue, partnered with HiFi systems company Sonos for the launch. Sonos customers will receive a free 30 day Spotify trial.
Sonos New Zealand's Jason Lake said New Zealanders have not had enough access to legal streaming music services.
"Spotify is the first to offer a massive music collection that can adapt to a listener's needs and stream to devices," he said.
Customers can choose to acces an ad-supported version of Spotify for free, or they can pay a subscription fee. The 'Unlimited' subscription tier costs $7.49/month and the 'Premium' tier $13/month.
The Premium tier features an offline mode, so music can be cached and played back when the customer is not connected to the internet.
For more information on Spotify, check out Computerworld NZ's story.