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Tried to watch Joe Rogan podcasts in Ukraine... not available in my country...

Lladerat
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"This content is not available in your country", podcasts don't even show up on the desktop app, the playlists are all empty. Great job guys, when his youtube videos will be gone by the end of year how are we going to watch JRE? Literally no alternative. This is just pathetic, you bought this deal and you can't even stream it in the countries where spotify is supported? Seriously, is this a joke? 

 

EDIT: Ok, so we have people from Ukraine, Russia, Saudi ArabiaBrazil, Kazakhstan, Egypt and Iran here complaining about the same thing. Gonna be fun seeing how many more people from other countries will join this thread so we can have some idea of the scale of this problem. 

Mihail
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Hey everyone,

 

Thanks for getting in touch!

 

Spotify aims to offer as much content and features in all markets, sometimes this isn't possible due to licensing or other reasons. We know how this might be disappointing and reassure you that we constantly look for ways to provide as much content as possible to the broadest audience. 

 

We recommend keeping an eye over on our Newsroom, as we'll post any new updates on the matter there, as soon as there are any. You should also keep your app updated to the latest version to get all features and upgrades as soon as they're made available.

 

Hope this shines a bit of light on the matter. We'll be here if you have any other questions.

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Re: Tried to watch Joe Rogan podcasts in Ukraine... not available in my country...

moe-haz
Casual Listener
I live in Saudi Arabia and I have the same issue. Can this be fixed?

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Giostri
Casual Listener

its banned by spotify in Russia too. Spotify was big mistake for Rogan -now half of the world cant see his show.
People name your countries so we can know what countries has Rogan banned.

Re: Tried to watch Joe Rogan podcasts in Ukraine... not available in my country...

Lladerat
Regular

I knew this would happen right after he announced his deal with spotify, years he was talking about how it is important for podcasts to be free and as accessible as possible, youtube wasthe biggest platform for it, even though they censor stuff they were watching during podcasts, but i bet the same will be on spotify only this time they literally cut most of the audience off. So much for his words... and so much for spotify. 

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DEHiCKA
Casual Listener
Same for Russia. No podcasts.

Re: Tried to watch Joe Rogan podcasts in Ukraine... not available in my country...

icefriend
Visitor
How do you buy the biggest podcast in the world and then not make it available to, you know, the entire world? What were they thinking?

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jrefanbrazil
Casual Listener

Same thing in Brazil...

What's the point of switching platforms and cutting the rest of the world out.

Those viewership numbers are going to drop dramatically. It's a shame since the podcast was a breath of fresh air in the middle of all this insane media being shoved into our faces...

I guess freedom of expression was a dream after all...

Re: Tried to watch Joe Rogan podcasts in Ukraine... not available in my country...

Giostri
Casual Listener

From what i heard - its not banned only in north america and main european countries

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CjQbqBjemd
Newbie

Same in Kazakhstan.

 

Shame on Spotify, I listen to ad everyday because subscription is more expensive than in Russia and they promote PODCASTS on that ad which are not even available in my country, lol.

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shaqshS
Newbie

This is my problem with streaming and digital content in general.
Tried to watch The Twilight Zone on Netflix the other day and whoops 🙂 "We can't seem to find the page, buddy. Too bad for you living in Russia."

 

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