Spotify targets Africa with its launch in South Africa
14 March, 2018, 00:37 | Author: Larry Hoffman
On Monday, Apple's services head Eddy Cue said the company's subscription streaming music service, Apple Music, has reached 38 million paying subscribers and has over 8 million people now on free trials. Eddy Cue, senior vice president of internet software and services, disclosed the number at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, Reuters reports. Cue revealed that Apple Music has 8 users subscribers during its first three month free trials.
Like Apple Music, Spotify's premium service is also priced at $9.99 per month.
Its music streaming market is dominated by players such as Apple Music, Google Play, France's Deezer and Simfy Africa, with only a few local operators such as mobile phone operator's MTN and Cell C with MTN Music+ and Black. In Israel, the price of a monthly membership is 19.90 shekels, or $5.78; South Africans will pay 59.99 rand per month, or around $5; and Romanians can listen for 4.99 euro, or roughly $6.20 - less than most of their European neighbors.
From an ordinary user perspective, subscribers will have access to a catalogue of over 36 million songs and over 2 billion playlists. He also stated that Apple has 8 million subscribers now in the free trial period, the first time the company has disclosed the number of trial users.
Speaking at SXSW, Cue said the Texture acquisition is part of the company's Apple News venture to curate quality journalism content from trusted sources.
Spotify uses 10.8MB of data per hour while streaming music, compared to 43.2MB per hour that is the lowest reported data-consumption rate available on other music streaming services, according to Android Central.
You can get your 30-day free trial available from the Google Play Store, Apple App Store and Microsoft Store. Apple also sells additional storage in its iCloud service to customers who exceed the free limit of five gigabytes.
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