Spotify, one of the biggest players in the streaming music industry, has flipped the switch and is now available in Canada!
Pandora, Spotify, and Songza (which was recently acquired by Google) has always been the kings of music streaming. However, Canadians were all forced to use Songza since neither Pandora or Spotify were not offered in the Canadian market.
That has all changed. Spotify is now available in Canada.
Spotify takes on a “freemium” model where users get basic radio-style streaming for free (funded by ads), and have to pay for enhanced playback. $9.99/month subscription gets you ad-free access, the ability to listen to music offline, and higher quality streams.
On-Demand Streaming Music Services Compared:
- Spotify: $9.99/month
- Songza: $0.99/week
- Pandora: $4.99/month (US Only)
Apples $3-billion acquisition of Beats and its music stream service hints that Apple is ready to break into the global market as well.
Whats your preferred streaming service?