Spotify is preparing to grow bigger even the solid foothld it already has globally. The company confirmed the plans it has to launch the platform in 85 new markets as part of a driving force to bring its subscribers to more than a billion. Spotify has also added support for 36 new launguages to its platform to make accessibility even easier.
According to Spotify’s Chief Freemiu Business officer, Alex Nörstrom, the company will expand into markets in Asia, Africa, the Caribean, Europe, and he made emphasis on Bangladesh, Pakistan and Nigeria as areas of focus since they have the “fastest growing internet populations in the world.”
Users in those new markets will have access to the service’s full global content library, and the company says the browse and search pages will “adapt to the local market and the listener’s taste the more they use the service.” Spotify also says it plans to work with local artists and rights holders to tailor and expand its library for each specific market.
The full list of new markets includes Angola, Antigua, and Barbuda, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Botswana, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Cameroon, Chad, Comoros, Côte d’Ivoire, Curaçao, Djibouti, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Eswatini, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Macau, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Micronesia, Mongolia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.