Spotify, the world’s leading music streaming service has been officially launched in Pakistan.
In Pakistan, the music streaming service is available for free through iOS and Android apps.
However, the users can upgrade to Spotify Premium to have ad-free access and other features including the ability to download music and skip unlimited songs. Priced at PKR 299 (~$1.9) per month.
Furthermore, Spotify is also offering a premium family subscription plan for PKR 479 ($3) per month that can be used by six family members “living under one roof” and another plan priced at PKR 390 ($2.45) for two people living at the same address.
Adding more to it, the cheapest subscription option is available only for university students at PKR 149 per month (about 95 cents).
Chaudhry Fawad Hussain, Federal Minister for Science and Technology in a tweet welcomed the platform in Pakistan.
Pakistanis are having a field day on Twitter as Spotify launches in the country:
Wonder how much music we'll have access to though— ıɐzlɐdod ɹɐʎɹəɥɐɥs 🏴 (@spopalzai) February 24, 2021
cant believe we finally have spotify in pakistan the future is now what a time to be alive— Rida Zehra Shah (@ridashxh) February 24, 2021
i can finally choose pakistan as my spotify location pic.twitter.com/zD71Rd4311— madweman (@soullesswallows) February 23, 2021
told my mom spotify pakistan aa gaya hai and she went: “ab ye kon hai manhoos”😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭i cant-— bozo (@baldtarbooze) February 24, 2021
I am so glad I waited for Spotify to come to Pakistan and now I will pay 2 dollars instead of 10 dollars 😇 good things come to those who wait— Tehreem 🐉 (@thrmxgx) February 24, 2021
I didn't know I'd be this happy for spotify. I wouldn't even need it in the first place if Uncle Bob wasn't so strict about copyright like everyone else. But god I'm glad we finally have that— Daniyal Naqvi (@TambourineManDN) February 23, 2021
Also a reminder how late Pakistan is to everything. Waiting for PayPal and Amazon 😞