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Availability of Spotify around the World.

Availability of Spotify around the World.

foggy__

New zealand on vacation


lindberg16

Vibin' with new Zealand in Brazil


General_Coconut

A New Zealand off the Northeastern coast of Brazil would be like paradise^(2)


shawarma_law

Nova Zelândia


filipomar

most cursed timeline for the new zealanders (at least during covid/bolsonaro)


AmonRa__

they would just sit on their shores eating popcorns and enjoying the watch of Brazil collapsing and burning like a dumpster fire


phoenixmusicman

Nah mate we'd be like Madagascar in plague inc >Ma'am, the Brazilians aren't doing anything about Covid Shut Down #EVERYTHING


oglach

No thanks, I'd rather not have to live in a climate where the air is like a hot soup.


luminatimids

Putting it off the coast of São Paulo or Rio would be much better. The weather is perfect down there


General_Coconut

Wow, the climate there is perfect, perpetually warm temperatures with a constant cool oceanic breeze. That is in the coast, in the interior is just dry hell.


two-headed-boy

I live in the northeastern coast (João Pessoa). Believe me it's hell all year round (95-100F, 80%+ humidity) except for three weeks during 'winter' where it's 24/7 of downpour (and sometimes still hot). You start sweating as soon as you're out of the shower. Trust me you don't want that.


oglach

Well it's obviously all down to preference, but I would hate perpetual warmth. I already see New Zealand as having a close to perfect climate. Not too cold, not too hot. You gotta have balance.


General_Coconut

Well, I guess we have very different conceptions of cold and warmth. Some people really wear t-shirts at 10 °C


Expat_mat

Over here in NZ.. People are so used to the cold that they build shit houses with no insulation for generations. If you like to live in a garage with lots of mould.. New Zealand is the place to be.


paulie07

And we wear shorts, singlets and jandals in winter


mastocles

It has its upsides. Having a steamy pee and breaking a thin layer of ice is oddly satisfying. Cold means odourless: the carpet may be glued together with spilt Speight's but the place only smells in December/January.


TacoQueenYVR

> Some people really wear t-shirts at 10 °C Just say Canadians


mowglee365

Your describing the UK


oeed

> perfect climate ... > the UK hmmm


oglach

It's the same general climate, yeah. Roughly the same thing you'd find in the Pacific Northwest, Southeast Alaska, etc. Temperate oceanic, that's the sweet spot.


Asahiluk

Is actually raining right now in the northeast coast of brazil.


jacobspartan1992

A New Zealand near the Rio Grande Rise would be better placed.


gowgot

Well, I guess you can put fictional countries wherever you want.


DestoryDerEchte

Lol, didnt even notice


huskiesowow

That's a new one.


Mermelephant

When i was younger this is exactly where i pictured new zealand was!!


Foxyboi14

Confirmation that Alaska doesn’t exist


Braelind

The Land Bridge is back!


Jord_24

r/MapsWithoutNZ


QuickSpore

/r/MapsWithNZButInTheWrongPlace.


Jlnhlfan

r/subsifellfor


_g550_

r/IJustRealizedHowRedditWorks


WoooofGD

Nope its there! Just hanging oht with Brazil.


the_brits_are_evil

lol i saw the other guy saying was in the wrong place so i was looking around the china sea and couldn't find it anywhere and was like "nah it isn't there at alL" i need to admit i didn't look at brazil while looking for nz lmao


thunder61

Why not? New Zealand's obvious vacation spot is in Brazil. /s


Alkit777

LOL at New Zealand randomly chilling beside brazil


Letmehaveyourkidneys

Hey, better than NZL being gone overall


iMakeDankMeme_

Who is u/[deleted] and why are all their comments removed


Generalissimo_II

They nuked their whole account and comments


SuspendMeBitch

/u/[deleted] is a troll. They don't say anything bannable but you'll regularly see their comments removed by moderators


Impossible_Scarcity9

r/mapswithoutNZ


themo98

[FREE WHOLESOME AWARD]


CommandoAix

Fun fact: If you logging into your Spotify account and later use a VPN to change country for an example, Venezuela. You will get no ads.


CaitaXD

Not all capes wear heroin


ElnuDev

That's really interesting! I wonder why.


arup02

Venezuela is a failed country they're not going to record ads asking people to subscribe to premium in a place where people can't even afford to eat.


abern_06

There’s plenty of third world countries that have ads


arup02

Venezuela is past that. Tell me another country that has its population invading zoos to eat the animals there because they can't afford to eat.


Siege_Storm

Where can I read more about this? I’ve never been aware of this before now


-Another_Redditor-

Thank you


Sa404

North Korean VPN here I go


abuki_45

Ethiopian here can confirm. The only music streaming platform that works is SoundCloud but no one uses it everyone pirates their music from telegram or vidmate or snaptube(apps used to pirate stuff from YouTube)


AkruX

Similar case in Kenya until very recently. (Around a few months ago it got established)


Fickle-Initiative-81

Just wanted to holler at my fellow africans. Sup dudes


AkruX

Not an African, but my friend lives in Kenya, so I know about this


walteerr

Do you know the reason why spotify isn't avaliable


galahad337

Why is Spotify banned in Ethiopia out of curiosity?


PnunnedZerggie

Well, it probably just didn't launch there (yet). You could probably register another country's account with a VPN and use it from Ethiopia, that's how they did it until recently in Russia.


trivial_sublime

I was using Spotify in Ethiopia two months ago with my USA account with no VPN. Maybe you just can't create new accounts?


Robo-boogie

Good to know. Going to be in Ethiopia in two weeks for a long layover. My music will be saved on my device since I won’t have access to data


PloyTheEpic

I dont think its banned. Here in my country it only became avalible last year, but before that you could access the website and foreigners could use it for up to 14 days. Its probably unavailible because Spotify hasnt sorted out the local bureaucracy yet


pravoslavic

How widespread is internet usage in ethiopia?


Scindite

15% According to [Wikipedia](https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_in_Ethiopia)


kerelberel

What about torrents and soulseek?


Conflictingview

How do you pirate through Telegram?


yungdjerm

I'm guessing via a bot service that rips youtube audio and sends you the file


Jonathan-Shimshoni

I really like this New Brazealand east of Brazil


Xero7777

new brazealand flows so nicely


sambare

Is that like a new porn site or something?


oolongvanilla

Like a cool summer brazeeze...


realamanhasnoname

A new American country.


Fickle-Initiative-81

I snorted very loudly coz of this limaaooo


Master0fB00M

Limaaooo does sound like (Brazilian) Portuguese, lol


luminatimids

Limão literally means lime/lemon in Portuguese so it’s just straight up Portuguese lmao


Master0fB00M

Thanks, haha ofc! I should've known that ;P


raphacard

In portuguese it would be Nova Brasilândia lol


European_Mapper

How come it’s available in France, but not in French Guyana ?


Themonarch28410

I just looked it up and it seems like that Spotify is unavailable in French overseas departments. Which is strange considering they are integral parts of the French Republic and have the same laws and regulations when it comes to music labels. It seems the issue is probably geographic and Spotify will probably fix it one day.


Time4Red

Geography would be my guess as well. Spotify has its own data centers in Europe and North America, but they also rely upon Google cloud services to serve other markets (or at least they did a few years ago). When you queue a song, Spotify will pull the file from the closest data center. So your region and the local infrastructure can alter performance. A lot of people know this, obviously, but I've also run into people who think when you queue a song on Spotify or a video on YouTube, it pulls the data from just one central location rather than regional data centers.


Xyexs

I ran wireshark on spotify for a school project. It used google cdn in Sweden and our impression was that it always used google cdn. [This](https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/gcp/spotify-chooses-google-cloud-platform-to-power-data-infrastructure) was one of of our sources but in hindsight it isnt super clear whether they transitioned to google for everything.


bearybear90

It works on both the Dutch and French side of Saint Martin


Themonarch28410

Maybe it works in St Martin, but unlike French Guiana, St Martin isn't a french department but a territory. I'm not really sure if that is the reason why spotify works there but it could be. This [article] (https://pepseeactus.com/pourquoi-il-faut-liberer-spotify-dans-la-caraibes/#:~:text=En%20effet%20la%20cr%C3%A9ation%20d,Guyane%20sont%20des%20d%C3%A9partements%20fran%C3%A7ais.) in French says that it's still not available in overseas departments.


TheBlonic

iirc the Dutch side is legally part of the county of the Netherlands so it’s surprising that it doesn’t face the same issue as French Guiana for example


hermandirkzw

Sorry but you remember incorrectly. It is a part of the kingdom, but as independent country.


TheBlonic

By bad thanks for the correction


Safebox

A similar issue occurs with UK companies when operating in Northern Ireland. Sometimes they miattribute us as being part of the Republic of Ireland which makes for a very embarrassing PR nightmare for them and fury for locals here.


JoseMikey

It's weird, their response from a year ago makes it look like it is a bug, but somehow still not fixed... https://community.spotify.com/t5/Accounts/In-Guyane-see-Spotify-is-currently-not-available-in-your-country/td-p/5097722


rab777hp

I wonder if it's something like they have geo-checks to prove people in EU are actually accessing from EU so the IP reads France but it comes through south american cables or what not so spotify interprets that as some sort of anti-TOS VPN or some shit??? idk weird


lindberg16

I don't know, I couldn't find any data about that.


guineaprince

Shame we can't see the status of French Polynesia, New Caledonia, or Wallis and Futuna for comparison.


MrScreeps

Why is Spotify not available in these countries?


Kalfu73

Copyright and licensing agreements, probably


jonnysinthoras

In cases like China maybe also censorship of art Edit: sooooorrry that I am hurting so many people’s feelings (apparently), but China censoring stuff is not some kind of western bullshit opinion. With movies for example it is common practice. (Maybe you saw the video of John Cenas apology on the top page today, who had to apologize for sth he said about Taiwan in order to prevent complications with the publication of the new Fast & Furious in China)


Random_reptile

I don't think Spotify is actually blocked in China, I have a few friends who used it over there without a VPN. I guess in this case Spotify is simply not supported rather than outright blocked.


Spartz

Licensing in China is also complicated. There are also big catalogues exclusively signed to local incumbents. Hard and expensive market to enter that way.


randyzmzzzz

I’m from China. If you have premium it works fine. But basic plan with ads doesn’t work


gobarn1

Yeah no, can confirm went to China in both 2018 and 2019 and it wasn't blocked back then at all. EDIT: Other user has commented below, it seems to have been banned now


qwer4790

it is banned rn as of 2021 May, just grabbed a friend to confirm


apocalypse_later_

Premium account works though


qwer4790

Yeah you need to sign up and pay premium with a VPN. Basic version no go


Kaisuwe

Shhh, you're violating the narrative


Wolf97

No, they are just sharing some information. People were questioning why French Guyana had it blocked as well and were speculating.


qwer4790

Sorry, but it is banned now, you can proceed with how Spotify is US imperialism now


Wolf97

Fun fact, Spotify is Swedish


qwer4790

I know that, I am just replying to a guy who post in genzedong


gumball-2002

Lol why am I not surprised which subreddit you're apart of


VirginiaClassSub

👏Tankies👏Get👏The👏Wall👏


KatieTheDev

> using tankie phrases to condemn tankies Ok lib


eksprestren

I sincerely refund your words back to you, liberal.


surferrosaluxembourg

Tankie is a word used exclusively by total dipshits


Fishb20

Yes I can confirm Spotify was not blocked in china when I was over there, worked pretty good


KidGold

Well also China doesn't like foreign companies taking value out of their country, so they offer government controlled alternatives to almost everything. Tencent Music is huge with a lot of different services.


MrPifo

They probably have their own copy of Spotify with chinese government behind it...


hashkey

Spotify has a cross-shareholding in Tencent music IIRC. And Tencent is huge.


wonpil

Hardly, they just prioritise their own domestic streaming services. That was also the case in Korea until very recently and Spotify being introduced actually caused a handful of issues with the domestic distributors.


annoying_know-it-all

China has their own music streaming services that are much better imo, NetEase Music and Tencent Music are the top ones. They are social apps on top of music apps. Lyrics of foreign language songs are translated by fans, can be made into pictures to share, songs can be turned into ringtones based on your own preferences, and people can leave comments on songs to discuss with others. Besides there are a lot of anime songs that I can't find on Spotify but available on the Chinese music apps.


our-year-every-year

Like most things with the Great Firewall, it's because there is a local Chinese alternative instead. QQ Music is part of Tencent. There is Baidu Music too and loads of others but lots of people just download MP3s still. It's not censorship, I think that's a bit of an old Iron Curtain view/assumption on China and its media.


Stercore_

Tbh, it is likely that that is the reason for the overwhelming majority of these countries. Like if you look at which of these countries that are authoratarian regimes, you’ll see tons of them. Iran, myanmar, china, north korea, turkmenistan, syria, etc. Either that or they’re in an on going civil war like libya, syria, yemen or somalia.


PlaguedDoctors

Yeah this is not true. I used Spotify every day in China. The only difference was the ads were blocked, so you get unlimited music for free :) There’s a bunch of Chinese artists on Spotify too, go check them out Edit: obviously a lot of people hate China and want to believe things that aren’t true just because it sounds like something China would do. Yea, they block movies and games all the time. But Spotify is not one of them. Is that so hard to handle?


qwer4790

may I ask you how you do that? Cuz I am Chinese and I can't.


coup85

The art of censorship.


memeyboi81

pulling shit out of your ass, they have their own streaming service


FuzzyLittlePenguin

> maybe No, look at music163. Maybe don't assume that which you have no experience. Edit: Upvote wrong info and downvote the dude who has listened to a lot of music in the mainland. Typical Reddit circlejerk.


surferrosaluxembourg

China doesn't censor western movies, western studios modify their movies for Chinese audiences.


SHMEEEEEEEEEP

Because if they weren't modified china wouldn't allow them...


cyvic-r

Sometimes I think it’s just no reason? It only came to the UAE a few years ago. Everyone relied on iTunes before or they were expats (well everyone is an expat here lmao) and had Spotify accounts before they came here.


moes212

In Sudan case, the county was inducted in terrorisim sponsor list and due to some ambitious terrorist attacks in the 90s including Harbouring Osama bin laden for few years before any attacks happened. the US treasureary had economic sanctions imposed as a result all financial transactions were not possible. That led many companies to not offer its services to Sudanese citizens fearing consequences and legal challange as what happened to some French bank that helped in circulating money and got a big fine. But we had a revolution about two years ago that ousted the authoritive religious government and all the sanctions lifted. Even though business are still cautious and too lazy to update their policy. If we want to use such services we will have to contact their legal department and explain the situation, which might takes time.


CptnBlackTurban

As far as yemen it could be because internet is shyte and no streaming platform actually works. Government probably figured it would make them look a little better by saying they don't allow it over admitting their internet can't handle it.


limiteci

Basically China doesn’t like western media


xarsha_93

It's not available in Venezuela cuz it might actually make living there a bit more bearable and we can't have that.


NTMonsty

What did Spotify do to you, 2 Congos?


sambare

That's _DR_ Congo to you, my friend. O_O


SaturdayHeartache

Er well, Rep Congo is red, too.


shaythin

Bringing back the Persian empire, well done Spotify


cattleclasswarrior

And a United subcontinent


RMcD94

I swear I remember using Spotify in China in 2019. Did something change?


MaxAugust

I was there last year and it worked fine. I imagine it isn't officially supported or something but it still works.


Pineloko

you are allowed to use it anywhere in the world for a few weeks they understand that people take vacations after that you have to be back in your country (or just use a VPN once and your vacation time is reset)


secondlastearthling

I believe that you can use spotify anywhere in the world given that you have a premium subscription. The red countries in the map are those where you can't make a spotify account. Spotify recently came to Pakistan and previously people did use it but they used to share family subscription with some family abroad or something like that


10031

this, officially being available (as in being able to subscribe from that region) is different from being able to use a account from a supported region on an unsupported region.


annoying_know-it-all

When someone cites Wikipedia as their source, you know it's not gonna be entirely accurate.


SnooWords2543

The borders of Spotifystan


Son_of_Cod

Does anyone know when South Korea got Spotify, as it wasn't available when I lived there? Left there late 2016. Edit: No need to lmgtfy, just checked and it was Feb 2021. Juggernaut move from Spotify as that's quite a tough market to penetrate in certain sectors.


kale_klapperboom

At the start of the year, some Korean artists weren’t internationally available because Spotify and the local Kakao M couldn’t get a deal.


Last_Independence674

Yeah it is a hard market...netflix made the move as well and as far as I see they are quite succesfull


Son_of_Cod

Yeah I wonder if that is due to Korean companies not being able to replicate Netflix due to licence laws. I noticed when I was there that Uber was shut down quickly and then immediately afterwards KakaoTaxi popped up, so it's almost like their economy is set up to support a kind of "oh great idea, but let's just copy it and keep it regulated and funded internally" philosophy? Makes a lot of sense and I'm surprised more countries don't do this.


daptrap

Me a Libyan: shit VPN: I got you bruh


ChinChengHanji

People from NZ loved Brazil so much they brought the entire country to vacation


GamerQauil

Yeah we all just wanted to see actual tropical lands and not our shitty sub tropical lands.


YouBehindRight

Not-ify.


HelenEk7

I wonder if New Zealand regret getting Spotify..


gagalalanunu

I need to know about St. Helena! 😂 I doubt they have it. I had to pay a researcher on the island last year and had to wire the money from my bank because they had NO online options. It cost me $30CAD just to do the transfer! Ugh! And the researcher didn’t end up getting new info for me :(


CaitaXD

NZ it's about time you came to Brazil


eriverside

Fun fact: Spotify premium is not available in Quebec (Canada). Spotify's model offers you 1 month free trial then, without action on your part, they will start charging your account monthly. That is illegal in Quebec: if you offer a free trial you must either suspend/revert the service or provide a way to for the user cancel the subscription in advance (think do not renew my subscription button). Spotify could have chosen to simply not offer the free 1st month but they insist on calling it a free trial so they simply exclude quebec.


ArhanSarkar

new zealand is going to brazil


Breakingerr

Spotify actually expanded their services to lot of countries recently, like 2 months ago as I remember. One of them was Georgia which I'm from. Was waiting for it here for a looong time.


halconpequena

Same for Macedonia :D


2xa1s

Literally 1984


GunkanMAki_

based.


FlameOnTheBeat

You can only bless the rains down in half of Africa.


Gwashaer

So it’s available in France and all it’s colon— overseas territories but not in Guyane ? 🤣


Svensemann

Don’t use red and green as signatures for thematic maps. It’s a pain for color blind people. Saying this for a friend...


Zifimars

Btw the reason Cubans don't have it is bcs of the US embargo, not bcs of muh evil government. https://www.spotify.com/rs-en/legal/end-user-agreement/ (look at TOS 15)


Spartz

Also hard to use considering the internet situation in Cuba


Zifimars

Yeah makes sense


ignoremepleasemoveon

why does french guiana not allow spotify but france does??


Alvy_Singer_

It's a mistake it is available (https://support.spotify.com/us/article/where-spotify-is-available/)


cobeast

And I still have 5 listeners...


drfusterenstein

r/musichoarder


BoredGoat847

r/mapswithnewzealandinthewrongplace


artparade

Not suprised about China. Just to make sure; tianmen square massacre


dmme94

As an Iranian, I want to thank VPN providers. 😄


Squirrel_Kng

Ok, dumb question. I’ve heard of Spotify. What is it?


lindberg16

It's one of World's largest music streaming program.


jehallowell

Why is spotify not available in French Guiana?


Overjay

Yeah, Spotify my ass. Can't listen to Joe Rogan in Ukraine FOR SOME FUCKING REASON!


gniziralopiB

The anti-spotify Persian empire rises!


shim-erstboyentofall

As someone who lives in New Zealand I can confirm we don't have spotify


musezach627

With the exception of French Guyana are any of these locations really a big surprise these places are not know for there free speech or civil rights


German_Irish_chicken

Afghanistan touching China is funny. Just denying access from the stans to Pakistan and India lol.


AnotherSchool

Spotify is absolutely available in China.


Last_Independence674

Positivley surprised that its available in Russia and Belorussia...i would have thought their govermnent would not allow it for reasons of stopping western influence or whatever


green_bin_coon

They are decently chill with letting western culture in.


blind100

It was launched here less than a year ago actually, July 2020. But I think it was mostly Spotify's choice not to expand rather than any restrictions. Russian government has indeed been on a spree of blocking western apps as of late, but Spotify is mostly music, no politics. So it's less likely to be affected. That being said, Spotify's podcast module still doesn't work here for some reason. Like I can listen to any music, but can't find Joe Rogan for shit (maybe for the better though)


ArmpitEchoLocation

> That being said, Spotify's podcast module still doesn't work here for some reason. Like I can listen to any music, but can't find Joe Rogan for shit (maybe for the better though) I suspect this is a conscious choice, to prevent even the remote possibility of requests in Russia for censoring political speech of the podcast library, or at least more active curation of what podcasts of news organizations they promote. If they stick to just their bread-and-butter asset of their music catalogue in the country that's far less likely to be a problem, as you said. The podcasts will *probably* come at some point, but if Spotify is going to be required to actively curate it for the Russian government, they might choose not to introduce it instead.


annoying_know-it-all

ITT: people acting as if Spotify is the only music streaming app in the world. And without it people around the world have no other way of listening to music.


gaijin5

It is the easiest and cheapest way for a lot of us though, so maybe get off your high horse there. Edit: and *only* in a lot of cases.


MaxAugust

I've used Spotify in China with no issues and no VPN.


mantooths

Doesn’t work for me in South Korea


Jlnhlfan

Of course NK and PRC don’t allow it. It would allow their people to enjoy that debauchery from the West, and we can’t have that, now can we?


veryreasonable

According to many people in this thread, it works fine in China, actually.


gowgot

So, pretty much authoritarian regimes don’t like Spotify?


Causemas

I hate extrapolations like these


gowgot

Why?


Causemas

Cause it's redundant and only serves to affirm already held beliefs. The reasons why there isn't Spotify in China, let's say, are wayy different than 'because the App is a symbol of freedom and China is a vile autocracy'. That is, it doesn't mean China *isn't* a vile autocracy, but you know.


Jeser_

Cuba for example doesn’t have it because the US won’t allow them. https://www.spotify.com/rs-en/legal/end-user-agreement/


fastasfuckboye

Banned in all the "people's" or "allah's" countries


green_bin_coon

Its in Saudi Arabia


Spartz

Maybe learn about the world before committing to comments like this. Clearly available in most of the Middle East, Turkey, North Africa and even Indonesia