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Spotify makes India debut

Spotify makes India debut

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  28 Feb 2019 6:10 AM GMT

Mumbai: Throwing a big competition to music streaming services like Gaana, JioSaavn, Apple Music and Amazon Music, Swedish firm Spotify on Wednesday made its debut in the country with all-new features, including for regional music.

Spotify will offer more than four crore songs and 300 crore playlists for music fans in the country, the company said in a statement.

It had briefly hit a hurdle when the music label, WMG, filed for an injunction in the Bombay High Court earlier this week over licensing rights.

“Not only will Spotify bring Indian artists to the world, we’ll also bring the world’s music to fans across India. Spotify’s music family just got a whole lot bigger,” said Daniel Ek, Spotify Founder and CEO.

The Spotify app — now available on mobile, desktop and tablet — is free to download and users need to spend Rs 119 a month to upgrade to Spotify Premium.

“Spotify’s music recommendation engine can now be tuned to Hindi, Punjabi, Tamil and Telugu. Indian users can select their preferred language(s) to receive tailored Daily Mix, Home, Radio, Search results and recommendations,” said the company. For the first time on Spotify Free, smartphone users in India can play every song on demand, informed the company. (IANS)

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