World’s leading music streaming service, Spotify, finally launches in the MENA region. Yep, it’s true, we’re not kidding – but there’s a catch!
The app is available in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait, Oman, Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon, and Jordan. Each country has its own specific pages, and users will be able to access the service ONLY by requesting an invite through their country’s website – with no specification on how it will take, nor a confirmation email. Sucks, right?
We took it upon ourselves to explore these pages, and although they’re up and running, when we requested an invite, it didn’t work. There was no indication that the request was sent, nor a confirmation message or email. Also, besides, Egypt, the pages for the North African countries, Tunisia, Algeria, and Moroccos doesn’t seem to be working. Guess we have to be patient! We did wait for Spotify all this time – a little bit more, won’t hurt.
Now that they’ve officially launched in the Middle East, do you think Spotify is going to take over MENA’s homegrown music streaming app, Anghami?