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