三星Galaxy S10手機預裝了Spotify應用程式,顯示該串流服務將在印度推出

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  • 三星Galaxy S10手機預裝了Spotify應用程式,顯示該串流服務將在印度推出

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    ◎三星Galaxy S10 +手機於2月20日在舊金山推出,而印度地區的預購已經開始。值得注意的是,Galaxy S10 +在印度推出的手機中預裝了Spotify應用程式,這表明Spotify串流服務已準備好在印度推出。

    ◎Spotify在印度的推出已經談論了一段時間了,此前,據報導Spotify的音樂服務將於2019年1月31日在印度推出,不過並未發生。早在2018年11月,彭博社就報導說Spotify已經成功地與許多大型音樂公司達成版權協議,這將推動其印度的內容資料庫。該報導表示,Spotify將於2019年第一季在印度推出,因此3月初的推出是符合的時間範圍。印度主要串流服務之一的T-Series向彭博社證實,該公司已與Spotify達成協議;T-Series的目錄有超過16萬首歌曲,而Spotify在2019年1月確認,所有的音樂現已在該服務上提供。

    ◎據Variety報導,Spotify在印度推出時將提供一個延長的免費試用期,應該會超過30天;而Spotify已經在印度設立了一個擁有300名員工的辦公室。根據三星的官方新聞稿,三星Galaxy S10系列將於3月8日開始銷售,而Spotify預裝在三星Galaxy S10的印度區手機中,這意味著其可能會在此日期之前或之後推出。三星為想要試用Spotify的Galaxy S10用戶宣布了一項特殊優惠,儘管可能要在Spotify開始在印度推出之後才會正式宣布。早在2018年8月,三星和Spotify就簽署了一項協議,該應用程式將提供給新三星手機的客戶。

    ◎Spotify在印度推出後,將進入一個已經有很多競爭者的線上音樂串流領域,有像是Gaana、Saavn(現在是Reliance Jio的一部分)、Airtel Wynk、Hungama等當地的串流服務,也有像Apple Music和Google Play Music這樣的國際服務。

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    Samsung Galaxy S10+ launched in San Francisco on February 20, and pre-bookings for the India have already begun. Interestingly, the India units of the Galaxy S10+ we have seen comes with the Spotify app pre-loaded on it, suggesting the music streaming service is all set to launch in India. The Spotify India launch has been talked about for a while now, and the service could go live before these phones end up with users from March 6 onwards.

    Previously, it was reported that Spotify's music service would launch in India by January 31, 2019, though that did not happen. Back in November 2018, Bloomberg had reported that Spotify had managed to secure rights deals with many major music companies, which would boost its content library for India.

    The report had said that Spotify would launch in India by the first quarter of 2019, so a launch in early March would fit within the time frame.

    T-Series, which is one of the major players in India had confirmed to Bloomberg that the company's deal with Spotify was on. The T-Series catalogue has over 1,60,000 songs, and Spotify had confirmed in January 2019, that all of the music was now available on the service.

    It was reported by Variety that Spotify would offer an extended free trial period when it launched in India, which would be longer than the 30 day period. Spotify has already setup an office in India with a staff of 300 people, according to the Variety report.

    The Samsung Galaxy S10 series will be going on sale from March 8, according to the company's official press statement. This means Spotify could launch before this date or after, considering it is already pre-loaded on Samsung Galaxy S10 units for the Indian market.

    We could see Samsung announce a special deal for Galaxy S10 users who want to try out Spotify, though the formal announcement might only take place one the music streaming service has started in India. Back in August 2018, Samsung and Spotify had signed a deal where the app would be made available to customers set up their new Samsung phones.

    Spotify, when it launches in India, will enter an already crowded online music streaming space. There are players like Gaana, Saavn (which is now part of the Reliance Jio), Airtel Wynk, Hungama, along with Apple Music and Google Play Music as well which already have decent user bases.

     

    Indian Express

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