Several months after launching support for podcast subscriptions to creators in the United States, Spotify today announced that it is launching support for the service, which allows creators to make exclusive content for subscribers, worldwide in 33 new markets
Spotify paid podcast subscriptions available worldwide
Creators around the world will now be able to mark episodes as “subscribers-only” content. In addition, the company revamped pricing for paid shows which previously required creators to choose from one of three preset price points. Now, creators can choose from 20 price point options, starting as low as $0.49 and increasing to as much as $150.
The company also launched a feature that would allow creators to download a list of their subscribers’ contact information to foster a direct relationship with their listeners. Going forward, Spotify is not planning on introducing any new features to the service. Instead, the expansion is just about opening podcast subscriptions up to a wider market.
Here are all the countries that can access podcast subscriptions in addition to the United States: 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.
Canada, Germany, Austria, and France will gain support next week. Meanwhile, Spotify (the app itself) is arriving in six more countries: Iraq, Libya, Tajikistan, Venezuela, the Republic of the Congo, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Back in April, Spotify announced its rival for Apple’s Podcast Subscription platform which includes a variety of content for paid listeners like ad-free listening, access to additional content, new movies, and more. The feature launched earlier this year to 12 independent podcasters and was expanded to include all podcasters in the United States by August.
Spotify will not take any share cut from the podcasts’ revenue for two years and in Spring 2023, creators will be charged a 5% share cut for access to Anchor.