While Spotify is gaining momentum here in Kenya, many Kenyans are still in the dark regarding what Spotify is all about. Perhaps you have heard people rate Spotify so high and you have no idea of what it is or how to download Spotify in Kenya. Free of bias, Spotify is a great music streaming site and its usage is skyrocketing not only in Kenya but also in the rest of the world. Fortunately, this article gives you a complete guide on everything you need to know about Spotify in Kenya.
What is Spotify?
Spotify is a hub of music, podcast, and video available for millions of users worldwide. This music streaming service allows users to stream this content from a variety of artists across the globe. Here, you can browse your favourite music, find content recommendations, build a music collection, create your own radio stations, and see the favourite playlist of your friends, popular artists, and celebrities among others. Spotify is available across various devices such as phones, TVs, cars, computers, and speakers.
Is Spotify Available in Kenya?
Sometimes back, Spotify was a thing of the west and most European countries. During that time, you couldn’t legally and seamlessly access Spotify if you were in most parts of Africa with Kenya included. Recently, Spotify ramped up its coverage in Africa and Asian countries. Fortunately, Kenya was among those countries that got the green light. Spotify announced its availability in Kenya on 22nd February 2020. Since then, you can easily sign up and stream Spotify in Kenya without the need to bypass location details.
Is Spotify Available in Africa?
While the European countries and the west are legally and seamlessly streaming/using Spotify, it is a different story here in Africa because a vast majority of African countries were initially blocked. However, you can now sign up for Spotify in several African countries, including Algeria, Botswana, Kenya, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Egypt, Namibia, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Chad, Comoros, Sierra Leone, Lesotho, Liberia, South Africa, Senegal, Seychelles, Uganda, Tunisia, Zimbabwe, Togo, Tanzania, Niger, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principle, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Eswatini, Gabon, Gambia, Equatorial Guinea, Malawi, Mali, Morocco, Mauritania, Comoros, and Alger.
Which Spotify plan is best?
Spotify offers a variety of premium plans that suits a vast range of users. These packages often provide a one-month free offer and then you start paying for the subscriptions afterwards. The table below compares the different Spotify plans you can choose from on the platform.
|Individual Plan||Duo Plan||Family Plan||Student Plan|
|Price||Ksh 299.00 per month after the offer period.||Ksh 389.00 per month after the offer period||Ksh 479.00 per month after the expiry of the offer period||Ksh 149.00 per month after the expiry of the offer period.|
|Number of accounts supported||A single account||Two accounts||Up to six accounts||A single account|
|Play anywhere even offline||Supported||Supported||Supported||Supported|
|Add-free music||Yes||Yes||Yes (with a regularly updated family mix)||Yes|
How to Sign Up on Spotify on Web
Signing up on Spotify Web isn’t a hard nut to crack task but rather seamless. The following steps illustrate how to sign up on Spotify via the Web.
Step 1. Using your browser, visit the Spotify homepage and click the “Sign up” tab at the top right.
Step 2. Now you will enter the Spotify sign-up page. Here, you are supposed to provide your personal details like email address/phone number, desired password, date of birth, username, and gender among others.
Step 3. When you are done filling in all the needed information, tap the “SIGN UP” button at the bottom to complete your profile.
How To Pay on Spotify using MPESA
Spotify offers different payment methods depending on your region. Here in Kenya, users can pay via three methods, namely credit/debit card, PayPal, and MPESA.
How to Pay on Spotify via MPESA
Step 1. Sign in to your Spotify account and select the desired premium option. Click the “Get Started” button followed by a desired prepay option.
Step 2. From the payment options given, choose “MPESA”.
Step 3. Enter your mobile number in the respective field and click “Continue Purchasing”.
Step 4. Confirm your MPESA PIN and trigger allow the payment.
How to Download Spotify In Kenya On Android?
With Spotify now available in Kenya, you don’t need to use VPNs or leverage location-mocking apps to download it. There are no more download and installation hurdles. With your Android device, you can download it from Google Play like other applications. The following steps clearly illustrate how you can download Spotify on Android in Kenya.
Step 1. On your Android device, tap the “Google Play” app to access the Google Play homepage.
Step 2. Go to Google Play’s search bar and enter the word “Spotify”.
Step 3. From the search results, choose the Spotify app and click the “Install” button to start the download and installation process.
Step 4. When Spotify is successfully installed, go to the Apps section and tap to Spotify to open it. Follow the on-screen instructions by providing the needed information to set it up. Once the setup is complete, you can start streaming on Spotify.
Enjoy streaming Spotify in Kenya without having to use VPNs