BREAKING: Spotify accidentally confirms launch day in India

Kingshuk De Kingshuk De Jan 18, 2019 Apps, News

There are some updates which have been added at the bottom…..

Indian music lovers… rejoice! No need to use shady shared accounts or fiddle with VPNs – Spotify’s India launch is kind of confirmed (leaked?) by themselves.

Allow me to shed some light on past events: last November, Variety reported about Spotify’s market expansion plans and possible arrival to India “as soon as the next six months “. Shift to January this year, they even signed an exclusive global deal with India’s leading music and film company, none other than T-Series.

There ‘desi’ genre got live and Variety speculated about Spotify’s early arrival, probably end of the January itself!

And now another nail in the coffin, which comes via Aroon Deep, the twitteretti. He has spotted that Spotify guys have accidentally made the legal agreement page intended for India public.

We have checked the claim personally and can second it. The global URL of Spotify’s terms and conditions of use page (www.spotify.com/legal/end-user-agreement/) now automatically redirects to India specific URL i.e (www.spotify.com/in/legal/end-user-agreement/) when opening from India. It even clearly says:

Effective as of January 31, 2019

which leads us to believe the date is finalized as well and it will be 31st of January. India is also there in the list of countries where you *may not* require a parent or guardian consent the streaming service.

spotify_legal_country

Oh, and if you are curious about their GST registration number (?), it is available as well:

Contracting entity for a Paid Subscription:

Spotify India Pvt Ltd
Regus 5th & 6th Floor
Mafatlal House
H.T.Parekh Marg, Backbay
Reclamation Mumbai, 400020
India
Registration number: GSTIN: 27AAYCS7600R1Z9

Update

The faulty (but precious!) URL redirection issue has been fixed since the original time of reporting. It now forwards you to the typical page (www.spotify.com/in/why-not-available/) about regional unavailability.

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Kingshuk De

I came from a mixed background of Statistics and Computer Science. My research domains included embedded computer systems, mobile computing and delay tolerant networks in post-disaster scenarios. Apart from tinkering with gadgets or building hackintosh, I like to hop on various subreddits and forums like MyDigitalLife and XDA.