Spotify announced that it would launch in 85 new markets including Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nigeria in the next few days.
“We launch in 80+ new markets over the next few days. See you soon Bangladesh, Pakistan and Nigeria,” said the platform on Twitter along with a video mentioning the countries they will be launching.
Founded in 2006, the music streaming giant is already popular in Pakistan and the global music industry for its services. While Spotify had restricted its services to specific regions in the world in the past, it now plans of expanding its network.
Despite competition from YouTube Music, Deezer and Apple Music, Spotify also reported that its global listening hours have increased during the pandemic, with premium subscribers rising by 27% to 144 million in the third quarter of 2020.