Want to keep the TNW Conference vibe going?? Tickets for TNW2022 are available now >>

The heart of tech

This article was published on August 24, 2011

Spotify’s Android app gets language support for French and Spanish

Spotify’s Android app gets language support for French and Spanish
Paul Sawers
Story by

Paul Sawers

Paul Sawers was a reporter with The Next Web in various roles from May 2011 to November 2014. Follow Paul on Twitter: @psawers or check h Paul Sawers was a reporter with The Next Web in various roles from May 2011 to November 2014. Follow Paul on Twitter: @psawers or check him out on Google+.

Spotify went mobile almost two years ago exactly. The iOS and Android apps were released simultaneously to premium subscribers in September 2009, and today the music streaming service has announced a “small, yet important” update to its Android app.

In a blog post earlier, it announced that language support for French and Spanish was being added to the Android app, but you will have to follow special installation instructions whilst it’s still in testing mode.

To install it, users must set their Android handsets to allow installations from ‘Unknown Sources’ by going to the Settings>Applications >Unknown sources menu. Then, you can download the file to your Androd phone or use the QR code to preview the update.

Once it leaves its testing phase, it will be released for all users in the Android Market.

Whilst this will be good news for Spotify users in France and Spain, it’s also good news for the millions of Spanish speakers in the USA. The service was launched Stateside back in mid-July, and given that Spanish is the second most common tongue in the USA with over 35m native speakers, this update may not be all that ‘small’ after all as Android handsets now outnumber iPhones in the US.

Also tagged with