13-03-2012 09:37 AM
Guten tag! We’re very excited to announce that Spotify is now available in Germany.
So as of today German music lovers can sign up for a Spotify account and start listening to millions of songs on demand. We're offering all the usual subscriptions as follows:
Spotify Free – free, on-demand access to millions of songs on your computer. No gimmicks. Just listen and love it, month after month.
Spotify Unlimited – all the special features of our free service, but with uninterrupted, ad-free access to Spotify on your computer. All for only 4.99EUR a month.
Spotify Premium - the top-of-the-range Spotify experience. Premium gives you access to all the music, all the time. Listen online, offline, on your computer, your mobile phone and a whole heap of other devices. Enjoy enhanced sound quality and access to exclusive content, competitions and special offers. Premium costs just 9.99EUR.
Check out the special playlist we've made just for the launch: Hallo Deutschland. Hier ist Spotify.
If you haven't signed up already, simply visit http://spoti.fi/hol-dir or click on any of the ‘play’ links you see in Facebook.
14-03-2012 07:26 PM
This is good news but it sucks Brits are being charged roughly 40-50% more than Americans and roughly 20% more than people in Euro countries.
€10 roughly translates to £8.31
$10 USD roughly translates to £6.38
Or to put it another way:
$10 USD roughly translates to €7.68.
In other words, Americans are paying a lot less than Europeans for the same service! Which is especially annoying when Spotify is a European brand.
15-03-2012 10:36 AM
how does the German calalogue compare to the UK one? Does copyright issues mean that we'll miss lots of songs?
I currently use a UK account - but would happily change over to the German one, IF I dont lose access to my songs etc.
21-03-2012 12:07 AM
hi, really glad that spotify is now available in germany, too. i really hope that this business model works out and that maybe in the future other types of media are available in the same way e.g. tv and movies.
time to move my music library from grooveshakr to spotify :)
19-04-2012 04:31 PM
I have a student at #NKU examining strategy of Spotify. How many markets is Spotify in? What are they? What are the factors that facilitate or hamper entering a country? So why is Spotify in the USA but not Canada?
19-04-2012 05:02 PM - edited 19-04-2012 05:02 PM
Spotify is currently available in Finland, France, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Denmark, The Netherlands, the UK, the US, Austria, Belgium, Germany and Switzerland. So that's 13 in total.
We'd love to be everywhere, of course, but there's all kinds of reasons why a new country launch might take a while. Before we can launch we have to agree upon all the rights with various stakeholders. This can be quite time consuming, but we try our best to get things done as quickly as possible whilst ensuring everyone gets a fair deal.