Spotify goes down under; now available in Australia & New Zealand

Today, Spotify announced it's finally available in some of the more isolated places in the world; Australia and New Zealand. The streaming service unveiled it's free, unlimited and premium pricing for the countries today, and granted them immediate access.

The site even put together a special celebratory set of playlists, one for New Zealand, and one for Australia. Unfortunately, Spotify wasn't the first premium music streaming service down under, with Rdio beating them to the kiwis a few months ago. “We’re unbelievably excited to be here,” says co-founder and CEO Daniel Ek. “We know how much Kiwis love their music and are sure they’ll love Spotify.”

On offer in Australia and New Zealand are the same deals as in the United States. Spotify Free offers limited, free access to the service supported by ads, Spotify Unlimited gives ad-free access on computers and Spotify Premium offers unlimited streaming, and offline/mobile listening.

Some ISP's in New Zealand are even planning to zero-rate Spotify traffic so that it doesn't count towards the country's extremely low bandwidth caps, but the company has been reportedly "hard to get hold of" by the providers.

Users in Australia and New Zealand can sign up for Spotify now by visiting spotify.com

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They really need to work on their stability issues a bit more before continuing their rollouts Clearly the infrastructure is creaking a bit as it is!

Chicane-UK said,
They really need to work on their stability issues a bit more before continuing their rollouts Clearly the infrastructure is creaking a bit as it is!

Is it? I used it all day with no issues

Owen W said,

Is it? I used it all day with no issues

I've been a paid premium subscriber for... at least a couple of years now and I love it. Don't get me wrong. It's a fantastic product. But it's been getting steadily flakier over the last months, especially since it went Stateside!

Chicane-UK said,

I've been a paid premium subscriber for... at least a couple of years now and I love it. Don't get me wrong. It's a fantastic product. But it's been getting steadily flakier over the last months, especially since it went Stateside!

In what way? I'm a premium subscriber too and I haven't seen any issues either, at least that I'm aware of.

My only gripe was the crappiness of the mobile client, but the new Android beta seems to allay most of those concerns.

I had no idea Rdio was already out here.

country's extremely low bandwidth caps

There are ISP's here that have pretty high data caps (Snap, for example).