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Spotify finally available in Israel, Romania, South Africa and Vietnam

Spotify. (Source: Hypebeast)
Spotify. (Source: Hypebeast)
Spotify has announced the launch of its services in Israel, Romania, South Africa and Vietnam. This makes South Africa the first African country to receive official Spotify support, with users in other African countries having to use VPNs. Meanwhile, Indians will have to make do with alternatives like Apple Music and Amazon Music.

Spotify is, without a doubt, the biggest streaming service in the world. The company, in a press release this week, announced the launch of its services in Israel, Romania, South Africa and Vietnam.

"We’re really excited to bring Spotify to Israel, Romania, South Africa and Vietnam, connecting their rich music cultures with millions of artists and users across the world," Cecilia Qvist, Spotify's Global Head of Markets was quoted as saying.

The launch of the service in those countries will see those countries join their counterparts in most of the EU, Latin America, and North America as officially-supported. Surprisingly, the service is still unavailable in India, leaving users in the country to have to use VPNs to bypass the geographical blockade.

The launch in South Africa also makes this Spotify's first attempt at gaining a foothold in Africa, which is honestly just poor form from the company, especially seeing as Apple Music—a major rival—already has a significant market share in the continent.

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Ricci Rox, 2018-03-17 (Update: 2018-03-17)
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