Dubai: In one of its first steps toward a full roll out, music streaming service Spotify is now available for existing account holders in the Middle East and North Africa without the need for a VPN, a number of users have said. Gulf News reported in September that the Swedish company was planning to launch across the entire region in November. In another move presumably aimed towards launching the service in the region, Spotify has launched a new Twitter account, @SpotifyArabia. When it becomes available, Spotify will join the likes of Apple Music, local player Anghami, and Deezer, which launched in the UAE last month. Earlier this year, Spotify began hiring for a number of positions locally, indicating an imminent regional launch.
Source: The North Africa Journal November 05, 2018 15:56 UTC