Is Spotify Unavailable In Your Country? Worry Not! Here’s How to Enjoy The Streaming Service
I have been streaming music on Spotify since it became such a big deal for me back in 2015 and I have since been an ardent lover of the platform, influenced a couple of friends to join it too and it’s since been hailed and praised. In fact, even as I write this, I am listening to my favorite playlist that keeps my vibe up there.
The sight of ‘Spotify is currently not available in your country.” & “Be the first to know when we launch.” is still common every when someone (especially in Africa) opens the website and that only means the ‘door is still locked’ on us to enjoy the service smoothly. I say smoothly because to use Spotify in a country it’s not available is such a cumbersome thing but nonetheless, worth it.
Spotify the world’s largest streaming service has 159-million users worldwide, of which 71-million pay for the premium service. It has 35-million songs and 2-billion playlists. Even with numbers this crazy, most of us( in Africa) are simply part of them, ‘illegally’. However, there has been significant hope for all those that would love to use & enjoy the service.
Last year, South Africa became the first African country where Spotify is officially supported and available on the Play Store for Android users, AppStore for iOS users and their official website was live for signups. Although Spotify is also now available in Lebanon, Jordan, UAE, KSA, Bahrain, Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, and Algeria, the majority of African countries continue to be left out of availability.
After it’s launch in South Africa last year, Spotify MD of Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) Michael Krause noted that they have come to Africa because it is “the home continent of music historically” and very important to have local playlists and local music available. Mr. Michael Krause also said there are plans for other countries in Africa, but no specific plans have been announced yet.
But hey, I am not here to whine about Spotify not being available in most African countries but I’m here to simply share how you can enjoy…