Indonesian music fans have got a reason to celebrate with the news that Spotify has set up operations in the South-east Asian nation.
The Swedish streaming music service has taken a giant leap in asserting its position as the world’s most popular streaming service, launching operations in Indonesia for the first time today.
Spotify, which boasts more than 75 million users across 60 countries (20 million paying subscribers), has only been available in six markets across Asian region since setting up a base of operations in Singapore three years ago. In that time the streaming giant has expanded to offer services in Hong Kong and Malaysia in April 2013 but has been slow to move since then, adding just the Philippines and Taiwan since then.
With the launch of Apple music across the whole continent last year, Spotify is trying to make inroads and reassert its position as the most dominant streaming music player in the industry. Access to the 250 million + population of Indonesia is seen as an important step in making this vision a reality.
The premium package costs Rp 49.990 per month in Indonesia, though users can first get a 30-day premium trial for free. Payments for Spotify Premium in Indonesia will be available via credit card, bank transfers & ATMs, Doku Wallet and at Alfamart, Lawson and Dan+Dan stores nationwide.