Premium plans come complete with an MPesa pay option
Spotify, an international audio streaming platform, is now available in Kenya. Kenya is not the only African country with access to the streamer, the platform launched in 39 other African countries including Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Nigeria and Rwanda to mention a few.
Spotify had previously only been available in South Africa, Morocco, Egypt, Algeria and Tunisia since 2018.
This move into Kenya opens the doors for Kenyan podcasters because as part of Spotify’s expansion plans, the streamer announced that it will also introduce new features and upgrade its podcast catalogue to fit into new markets.
The company’s entrance has made some Kenyans online very happy, because unlike its counterpart also in the international streaming business, Spotify has entered the Kenyan market with a payment option Kenyans find convenient; Mpesa. However, you can also listen to music on the platform for free; all you need to do is create an account.
I love how Spotify integrated MPESA for Premium plans payments. International firms never get this, always add MPESA as an option. $16 billion flows through Kenyan MPESA wallets every quarter, don't just ignore it.
— 𝚔𝚒𝚛𝚞𝚝𝚒 (@kiruti) February 23, 2021
Intrigued? You can start your exploration of the site with this “Made in Kenya” curated playlist or listen to your favourite artists already on the platform like Sauti Sol, Nviiri the storyteller, Blinky Bill, Tanasha Donna, Nyashinski Khaligraph Jones and many more.