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Spotify launches in Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan

Music streaming service Spotify has launched in Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal and Sri Lanka, two years after launching in India, the company announced on Monday. This expands Spotify's rollout in South Asia to four countries, leaving only Myanmar. Over the past fortnight, Spotify also launched in several smaller countries around the world, including Botswana, Gambia, Gabon, Brunei, and Georgia. Relatively larger markets like Nigeria and Kenya also got access to Spotify overnight. The Nepali version of Spotify doesn't appear to have gone live at the time of this article's publication. Localised language, pricing Spotify has localised pricing in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, with versions of the website available in Bengali and Tamil respectively. Interestingly, Sinhala, which is spoken by the majority of Sri Lankans, doesn't appear to be an option yet. Even more interestingly, while Sri Lanka has a Tamil language website from Spotify, India, which has the largest Tamil population in the world, does not have one; India doesn't even have Hindi as an option on Spotify. But that's probably because Spotify wants to drop support for several Indian languages at the same time. (CITATION) "As a part of Spotify’s effort to continue localising the product and making audio streaming more accessible, we are launching in 36 new languages across the world, including 12 languages in India - Hindi, Gujarati, Bhojpuri, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, and Bengali," the company said in a press release recently. Inexpensive pricing for South Asia India is no longer the cheapest…

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