The popular streaming music service Spotify started operating in Russia and 12 other countries of the European region yesterday. Less than a day has passed since the launch, and the mobile versions of Spotify have already become real hits in the Russian digital content stores Play Market and App Store, and in the latter service it has taken the lead in the ranking of free applications.
In the Play Store, Spotify’s success is not so great, but the Android version of the service has already outperformed its direct competitor Yandex.Music in the top of free apps and is currently ranked 14th. The results look very impressive, especially when you consider that the service worked in Russia for less than a day.
An important component that has helped Spotify gain worldwide popularity is the large number of podcasts. Unfortunately, podcasts are not yet available in Russia, because this segment of the market in the country is not sufficiently developed. According to reports, the service plans to implement podcast support for Russian users in the future. It is noted that this direction is important, and its launch will take place as soon as the service and the market are ready for this.
Recall that you can start using the Spotify streaming service for free using the web version, desktop client or mobile application. Some advantages when interacting with the service gives a premium subscription. You can get it for one person for 169 rubles a month, for two it will cost 219 rubles a month. There is a family tariff, within which it is allowed to connect up to six users for 269 rubles per month. Students are offered a 50% discount, and the first three months at any rate there is no charge.
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