Swedish music streaming giant Spotify has announced that it is expanding to 85 more markets on Tuesday. The company said that it will expand to 85 new markets in the "next few days" across Asia, Africa, the Carribean, Europe, and Latin America via its Stream On event on Monday. The new countries that are being added include Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nigeria, and more. These new areas represent more than a billion people, giving Spotify a massive new and untapped audience
Spotify currently has more than 345 million monthly active users and over 155 million paid subscribers globally. This is the company's largest expansion to date and will offer both Spotify free and Spotify Premium plans. Individual, Family, Duo, and Student Spotify plans will be available in select markets, the company said. Apps for TV, consoles, speakers, wearables, and cars will be launched in the “coming months”. Spotify also said that its global music catalogue will be available in all new 85 markets and will work with local rights holder to add more local offerings.
Countries where Spotify has been made available are 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, and Zimbabwe.