Report: Spotify to launch in Thailand


Popular music streaming service Spotify is gearing up to launch in Thailand and Vietnam, a new report claims.

According to a report by TechCrunch which cites two sources close to the company, Spotify could officially launch in Thailand later this year.

Spotify is also rumoured to be preparing to launch in India.

When Spotfiy launched in Indonesia in 2015, the firm hired a music editor for Indonesia and then launched the service in the country six months later, TechCrunch reported.

On that basis, Spotify could be available in Thailand before the end of the year.

Earlier this week, the company gave the biggest hint yet it will launch in Thailand when it posted a recruitment ad for a ‘Music Editor, Thailand’, based at the company’s Asia HQ in Singapore.

An ad for the same position for Vietnam has also been posted.

Spotify is already available in other countries in the region, including Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia and Hong Kong.

Launched in Sweden in 2008, Spotify lets users stream music and has more than 30 million songs to choose from.

It offers both free and paid membership options, with the company saying it has more than 100 million users, 50 million of which are paying subscribers.

Currently valued at US$13 billion, the company is expected to IPO next year.


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