Spotify launched in South Africa at R60/month

The world’s largest music streaming service has gone live in South Africa, a day before the company is due to hold a press conference to announce its local launch.

The website went live on Monday afternoon, offering a free 30-day trial to its Premium service, which costs R59.99/month after the trial period ends. There is also a free tier. That Premium price matches the local offerings from Google, Apple, Simfy Africa, Deezer and others.

The Spotify app is also now available in the Google Play Store for Android phones.

Spotify is the world’s largest global music streaming subscription service with a community of almost 160m users, including 71m paying premium subscribers.

The South African pricing is a significant discount to what Spotify users pay in the US. There, the Premium tier costs US$9.99/month, or $14.99 for a family plan of up to six users.

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