Spotify might be having some legal trouble, but its userbase is growing handsomely. Earlier today the music platform updated its About page with more recent paying subscribers count - 70 million, as of January 2018. This is nearly half of all active users, which were 140 million as of June 2017.
Hello 70 million subscribers 👏— Spotify (@Spotify) January 4, 2018
Currently available in 61 markets and expanding, Spotify offers 30 million songs and has over 2 billion playlists which form a unique algorithm that provides relevant music to all the paying users.
The 70 million subscribers paying for Premium services get ad-free playback and the ability to listen offline up to 10,000 tracks in Extreme quality on different devices and platforms.
The new milestone is definitely good news for the company that is heading to an IPO later this year.
Bah... streaming music... extra money for something so simple.... and without Wifi your data will run out quickly and you have to buy another data plan. Offline is still the best for developing countries.
There are people who like to listen to indie music. Without one-stop streaming services like this, they would have to spend more hours finding the music i already have now. Hours for things like dates and career development or school.
Especially when you have the privilege of having more free time than those who afford it