Spotify Hits Indonesia with Cash Option

NicoleMotta - March 30, 2016 - 11:19 AM

Spotify Hits Indonesia with Cash Option

On Wednesday, Spotify launched in Indonesia on mobile, tablet, and desktop. It also added a new payment feature: cash.

"We're extremely proud to bring the world's best music service to Indonesia — completely free to all music fans for life," said Sunita Kaur, Director for Asia at Spotify, in a statement on the launch. "Spotify takes music discovery and enjoyment to a whole new level. It's never been easier or more exciting to find the music you love." Spotify has added a slew of Indonesian music to its ever-growing catalogue of more than 30 million tracks. "Spotify's Indonesian music experts have put together the best playlists, from top Indonesian hits to Bali lounge and Dangdut," explained Spotify. Users can access a Karaoke mode on desktop by hitting the "Lyrics" button. The app is also available for free on PlayStation Music for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 consoles.

While Spotify's 30 million songs are free to listen to in shuffle mode on mobile, users can upgrade to Spotify Premium for on-demand, hi-def, and ad-free music across all of their devices. Spotify Premium is available in Indonesia for Rp 49,990 per month. "Payments for Spotify Premium will be available via credit card, bank transfers & ATMs, Doku Wallet and at Alfamart, Lawson, and Dan+Dan stores nationwide," explained Spotify. The music streaming company is also partnering with Indosat Ooredoo to offer Spotify Premium to its pre-paid customers as part of its IM3 Oooredoo Freedom Combo plans. These plans range from Rp 24,999 to Rp 39,999 and will include free Spotify data usage, on top of the existing plan features. Six months of free Spotify Premium and free Spotify data usage will be available to post-paid Indosat Ooredoo, Matrix Super Plan users. Indosat Ooredoo customers can pay for Spotify Premium via carrier billing.

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