Spotify have continued the roll-out of the ‘subscription only’ podcast content after August’s successful introduction the US markets.
The new functionality has this week hit a further 33 markets worldwide. In April when Spotify first confirmed the additions to the platform, Spotify commented:
“Podcast Subscriptions will continue to evolve and grow as we learn from creators who succeed with this model.
“We plan to expand internationally very soon: Starting on September 15, international listeners will gain access to subscriber-only content, and shortly after we’ll make the feature available to creators around the world—so stay tuned.”
Pricing of the content will be set across 20 price point options for creators to choose from, starting as low as $0.49 and increasing to as much as $150.
Spotify also launched a feature that would allow creators to download a list of their subscribers’ contact information, so they could further develop their direct relationship with their audience.
Markets now featuring the functionality: Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.
Coming soon: Canada, Germany, Austria, and France.