Spotify is a digital music-streaming service that gives you on-demand access to millions of songs on all your devices. There is both a free and premium version—the latter of which is based on subscription plans. Some of the benefits of the premium version include unlimited streaming of music and no ads.
Today, Spotify is a popular service in Europe and America, but has yet to come to Korea and many other countries. Currently Spotify is only available in 35 countries, mostly in Europe, but is also now available in Australia and the U.S.A. However Spotify is slowly moving towards Asia as it launched in Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong earlier this year. However due to piracy concerns, Spotify has refrained from entering the Asian market on a wider basis.
Piracy is still a big issue in Asia but the premium service’s ability to offer a more convenient way to get musical content is near unbeatable. Of course Torrenting is free, and you could theoretically capture a streamed track in all its 320 kbps glory, but free accounts should address this illegal alternative,.
Regardless, I use Spotify and believe it’s a phenomenal application for those who really enjoy listening to music as you can get unlimited access to any album or artist. If you want Spotify Premium you have to be in one of the countries where Spotify is available and download it there. And as long as you have the premium version of Spotify you should be able to access music anywhere internationally.