Spotify is reportedly launching in Egypt and the MENA region this November. Spotify premium access will cost EGP49.99 per month, $2.7 approximately.
Spotify Premium will be available with the offer of a one-month free trial after users provide their credit card information. Afterward, the service is offered at a premium price of EGP49.99 a month.
Spotify is now available in MENA. I subscribed to the service for only 50 LE for one month.
— Mohamed (@Gamool) November 13, 2018
Spotify is now available in Egypt and the Middle East.
Spotify Premium costs $9.99 in the US. However, Spotify made this huge cut in its pricing in Egypt and the MENA region to benchmark with Apple Music and the local music streaming app Anghami.
Apple Music and Anghami are offered at three different prices, ranging from $2.7 to $4.16 a month, depending on the number of devices able to stream simultaneously, whether individual or family. In addition, a discounted price of $1.4 for students.
While Anghami has more payment methods, including mobile credit, after securing many partnerships with mobile operators in the region, physical cards, PayPal, CashU, OneCard, traditional credit cards, iTunes, and google play.
The company launched its Arabic Twitter account last month, indicating that it’s coming to the MENA region soon.
Spotify App remains unavailable to download on AppStore and Google Play in the Middle East and North Africa. While its website has become available in Arabic, it also detects and recognizes if a user is visiting from one of the MENA countries by displaying their country flag in the footer area. This tells us that Spotify is launching very soon.
Operating across 65 markets, Spotify remains unavailable in many key territories, including Russia, the Middle East, and most of Africa.