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Spotify launches music streaming service in India

A trader is reflected in a computer screen with the Spotify brand before the company begins with the sale of a direct placement on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York, USA, 3 April 2018. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

(Reuters) – Spotify launched its music streaming service in India on Wednesday, stepping into a market filled with local players, including JioSaavn, Gaana, Amazon Music, and Airtel’s Wynk.

The Swedish company said that the offer of local and international music to India’s 1.3 billion potential listeners, and that users can also upgrade to Spotify Premium 119 rupees per month.

In January, Spotify has announced a collaboration with India’s biggest music label T-Series, giving it access to a catalog of more than 160,000 songs.

Reporting Chandini Monnappa in Bengaluru; Editing by shailesh Kuber

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