The long awaited launch of Spotify in Japan has arrived.
Spotify launched in Japan. This is the first "freemium" music streaming service in Japan giving Japanese music lovers access to music from their favorite domestic and international artists.
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“We’re incredibly excited to launch Spotify with a uniquely Japanese music experience,” says Spotify’s CEO and Founder, Daniel Ek. “With Spotify’s revolutionary discovery and personalization features that fit your every mood, we aim to help people enjoy more music and connect more artists with fans than ever before.”
Spotify in Japan features:
Comprehensive catalog of Japanese and international artists
Unique discovery and personalization features including Discover Weekly (a playlist based on your listening habits, updated every Monday) and Release Radar (a playlist of new music based on the artists you follow and listen to the most, updated every Friday)
Music curated to fit your every taste and mood. Alongside Spotify’s international playlists, Japanese users can enjoy a range of playlists expertly curated by our Tokyo-based team of music experts, including Tokyo Super Hits and Best of J-Rock!
Use mobile, laptop, tablet or PlayStation Music for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 to control and listen across free and subscription services
Listen everywhere: Wi-Fi speakers, TV, PlayStation® and more, using the Spotify app as a remote
Gaming and Running modes alongside Japanese and global streaming charts
Song lyrics support on mobile – making its global Spotify debut in Japan – alongside desktop lyric support
The Spotify launch in Japan is on an invite-only basis. Spotify is available on mobile, tablet, desktop and Sony PlayStation consoles. Users can listen for free with ads, or alternatively upgrade to Spotify Premium for only 980 yen a month. In May rumors said that Spotify would launch in July.
Following the Japan launch, Spotify will be available in 60 markets worldwide with over 100 million users worldwide.