Spotify to expand into new markets in Africa, Asia…Ghana & Nigeria included [Details]

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Spotify is expanding into over 80 new markets in more than 36 new languages – including key territories across Africa such as Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Nigeria, and Zimbabwe.

Spotify is expanding into over 80 new markets in more than 36 new languages – including key territories across Africa such as Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Nigeria, and Zimbabwe.

Together, these 80 markets house more than a billion people with nearly half of them already using the internet, says Spotify.

The vast expansion over the coming days means that Spotify will be active in more than 173 markets.

The news comes close to a year after Spotify rival Apple Music announced its expansion into 52 new global markets, taking its total reach to 167 markets.

Spotify’s announcement today (February 22) was delivered by its Chief Freemium Business Officer, Alex Norström, during the company’s Stream On event.

Norström explained that SPOT will launch in as many of these markets as possible ‘”with a core library of content and features that will evolve over time”.

He added that “we believe there could be more than 1 billion potential Spotify users” in these markets.

In a blog post expanding on the news, Spotify states that its Free and Premium plans will be available across all the new markets, while in select markets, the company’s Individual, Family, Duo, and Student Plan options will be offered.

Spotify has also announced a new HiFi subscription which will launch in select markets later this year.

The full list of new markets includes:

  • Angola
    Antigua and Barbuda
    Armenia
    Azerbaijan
    Bahamas
    Bangladesh
    Barbados
    Belize
    Benin
    Bhutan
    Botswana
    Brunei
    Darussalam
    Burkina Faso
    Burundi
    Cabo Verde
    Cambodia
    Cameroon
    Chad
    Comoros
    Côte d’Ivoire
    Curaçao
    Djibouti
    Dominica
    Equatorial
    Guinea
    Eswatini
    Fiji
    Gabon
    Gambia
    Georgia
    Ghana
    Grenada
    Guinea
    Guinea-Bissau
    Guyana
    Haiti
    Jamaica
    Kenya
    Kiribati
    Kyrgyzstan
    Lao People’s Democratic Republic
    Lesotho
    Liberia
    Macau
    Madagascar
    Malawi
    Maldives
    Mali
    Marshall Islands
    Mauritania
    Mauritius
    Micronesia
    Mongolia
    Mozambique
    Namibia
    Nauru
    Nepal
    Niger
    Nigeria
    Pakistan
    Palau
    Papua New Guinea
    Rwanda
    Samoa
    San Marino
    Sao Tome and Principe
    Senegal
    Seychelles
    Sierra Leone
    Solomon Islands
    Sri Lanka
    St. Kitts and Nevis
    St. Lucia
    St. Vincent and the Grenadines
    Suriname
    Tanzania
    Timor-Leste
    Togo
    Tonga
    Trinidad and Tobago
    Tuvalu
    Uganda
    Uzbekistan
    Vanuatu
    Zambia
    Zimbabwe

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