SoundCloud's Subscription Service Expands To The UK & Ireland

When it comes to the music streaming sphere, consumers do have quite a few options to chose from. While the bigger and more well-known options like Spotify and Google Play Music are likely to draw in the bigger customer numbers, the last couple of years has seen a number of newcomers trying to grab their piece of the subscription-based music streaming pie. The latest of which was SoundCloud when they announced their new ‘SoundCloud Go’ service which is now available in the U.S and priced at $9.99 and looks to offer music streaming, offline playback and all ad-free.

In spite of only announcing and launching the service at the end of March, it seems SoundCloud is wasting no time in expanding the service to additional countries and regions. For instance, by the middle of April, reports were already starting to come through that SoundCloud plans to expand the service to those based in Europe. Barely two weeks since those first indications and that is exactly what SoundCloud is now doing, as confirmation is coming through that SoundCloud Go is now available to those based in the UK and in Ireland.

If you are based in the UK, then according to the details, SoundCloud Go will be available priced at £9.99 per month, which is figure for figure the same as it is priced in the U.S. Although with the currency converted, it does works out to be closer to $15. Likewise, those based in Ireland will also have their price set at €9.99 per month, which again converted to U.S. comes in at under $12. If you are in another country and looking to get in on the SoundCloud action, while the company did not provide specific launch dates for other countries, co-founder and CTO, Eric Wahlforss, did reiterate the company's plan to “roll out to multiple territories this year.” Although, Wahlforss did also note that it will take “a couple of years to really take this to the whole world." While also making the point that there are no foreseeable issues with funding the roll out, which Wahlforss states SoundCloud will continue “executing according to plan.”

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