Spotify lands in Asia and Latin America

The streaming-music site is now officially available in Mexico, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Iceland.

Spotify house at SXSW 2013.
Spotify house at SXSW 2013. James Martin/CNET

Spotify continues to turn up its music service around the world.

As of today, Spotify is now officially available in eight new countries, including Mexico, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Iceland. The latest launches extend Spotify's global reach to 28 different countries.

CNET actually uncovered the news yesterday based on information from "a person familiar with the situation." CNET News reporter Paul Sloan reported the rollouts in the new markets with the launch date pegged for today.

Spotify kicked off in the U.S. a year and a half ago and now has 24 million active users, 6 million of whom pay for a subscription. It's also the fastest-growing digital music provider ever and is second only to Pandora in its reach.

Pandora announced last week that it now has 200 million registered users. But Pandora is officially available only in the United States, New Zealand, and Australia.

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