Music streaming platform Spotify celebrated another of its global conquests this week, this time going Down Under to be launched in Australia and New Zealand. This comes a couple of months after unveiling the service in Germany, with Spotify now available in 15 countries.
"We're unbelievably excited to be here," explained Spotify co-founder and CEO Daniel Ek. "Spotify offers everything you could possibly want from a music service: it's free, it's fast, it's easy to share and with more than 16 million songs we have one of the biggest on-demand music libraries in the world."
Those in the Southern Hemisphere can now take advantage of three different subscription plans: both will instantly receive Spotify Free as an ad-supported facility, with Spotify Unlimited in Australia to cost $7 AUD (£4.40) and Spotify Premium costing $12 AUD (£7.50). Over in New Zealand, the services will cost $7.50 (£3.60) and $13 (£6.30) respectively.
Both nations will be blessed with access to the 16 million track database, as well as two country specific applications. New Zealand will have the NZ Top 40 app while Australia will get the Triple J app, with both apps showcasing new tracks from each chart list.