By Tiyani Rikhotso
You might have heard talk about Spotify recently or seen it advertised by South African celebrities on their social media, on Youtube or even on billboards and even if you haven’t heard and don’t know what all the fuss is about, you need to know that Spotify is now available in South Africa!
Spotify is an app that lets you stream music, videos and podcasts. Through it you have access to more than 30 million songs. Your favourite singles and albums are readily available to you and you can also browse through the latest charts and brand new releases which might end in you finding some new music you really enjoy.
The free plan lets you shuffle through songs, albums or created playlists. However you will run into ads and can only access the music while online. For R59.99 a month you can stream your favourite music and playlists free of ads, offline and with enhanced sound quality. There is also a family plan that allows up to six people to share a subscription which makes it more affordable. Whether you’re a budget user on the free plan or can afford the benefits of a monthly subscription you’re guaranteed access to all your favourite music and more.
A popular feature of Spotify are the playlists. You can listen to ready-made ones to suit any mood. From jazz, blues, and rock to your favourite hip hop jams. You can also create your own playlists and share them with your friends and family members or listen to playlists that your favourite celebrities or social media influencers have made.
The app is available for download on Android and iOS and there’s a 30 day free trial that allows you to join and test out the best of what Spotify has to offer now that it has landed on South Africa’s shores.
So whether you’re riding off the free trial or are ready to make a full-time commitment to the app, happy listening!