Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Digital music service Spotify comes to the Philippines on Tuesday through an exclusive partnership with Globe Telecom.

By downloading the application to their gadgets, Spotify users in the Philippines are given access to over 30 million songs, including hits from local artists. Spotify offers an audio quality of up to 320 kilobytes per second and allows users to check out music from friends and celebrities.

Users can upgrade to Spotify Premium for P129 per month, allowing them to download and listen to music offline. Meanwhile, Globe users get a premium account with the new GoSURF mobile plan. Postpaid subscribers can choose from GoSURF 299 with 700 megabytes of data for 30 days including Spotify Premium, up to GoSURF 999 with 5GB of data plus Spotify Premium.

Starting April 13, 2014, Globe Telecom prepaid subscribers can register to GoSURF10, which provide 10MB of data and Spotify for 24 hours.

“Spotify takes music enjoyment to a whole new level. Music fans get instant, unlimited access to 30 million songs including all the best OPM hits all for free across all your devices, plus Spotify looks and sounds fantastic. And best of all, soon Globe Telecom subscribers can enjoy the ultimate music service powered by Spotify with their new data plan, GoSURF,” said Sunita Kaur, Director for Asia at Spotify.

Peter Bithos, Globe's chief operating adviser said Spotify offers a “comprehensive music catalogue and features such as playlist creation, music discovery and offline mode, Spotify gives us a new and exceptional way of listening to music. Coupled with our GoSURF plan, our customers get to enjoy the best of both worlds; consumable mobile internet to do the things they love plus 30 million songs to listen to and share, all for free.”

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