MANILA - Music streaming giant Spotify is now available in the Philippines, offering Filipinos free, legal, on-demand access to over 25 million international and local tracks.
In partnership with Coca Cola Philippines, local music fans can now access the streaming service using an exclusive invite, which can be obtained by sending an email with the subject "Coca-Cola Spotify" to Social_CokePH@Coca-Cola.com.
As a preview, the company is initially offering early users a free 30-day trial of its premium service, which allows unlimited ad free listening on desktops.
Subscribing to the paid services, however, which further enables off-line playback and an option to download tracks, is currently unavailable in the country.
Local players for smartphones and tablets are also unavailable.
The Philippine version of the digital service contains a bevy of international artists such as Lorde, Pharrell Williams, and Katy Perry to name a few.
Aside from these, the local store also features tracks from local talents such as Sarah Geronimo, Side A, Up Dharma Down, and Gary Valenciano.
Sweden-based company Spotify first became a hit in Europe back in 2008 and was introduced in the United States in 2011.
It has since expanded to over 50 markets across the world, including neighboring Asian countries like Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia.