Streaming music service Spotify is now available in Australia and New Zealand after launching on Tuesday morning, taking the total number of supported countries to 15. As is the case in other territories, there are three tiers of membership available: Free, Unlimited and Premium.
In Australia Spotify Unlimited costs AU$6.99 per month, with Premium monthly subscriptions available for AU$11.99. In New Zealand users will have to pay NZ$7.49 monthly for Unlimited and NZ$12.99 for Premium.
Free accounts are supported with advertising both within the app and via audio adverts. Unlimited provides unmetered access to Spotify’s library without any advertising and Premium features offline mode for up to three devices, mobile access and “extreme” quality streams at 320Kbps.
To mark the occasion Spotify have created two playlists featuring music from each country, G’Day Australia – Spotify Here and Kia Ora New Zealand – Spotify Here. While both services offer a huge selection of music thanks to Spotify’s impressive library, there are still some discrepancies between international versions.
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Have you signed up for Spotify yet? Are you paying for premium or is free good enough? Still waiting for Spotify to launch in your country? Have your say in the comments, below.
Source: Spotify Blog