Spotify has been expanding rapidly in markets across Europe after launching in India and the Middle East last year.
Spotify on Thursday added more subscribers in the third quarter than Wall Street had expected and forecast strong growth in the current quarter as more users tuned in to its streaming music service.
With more than double the number of subscribers than its nearest rival Apple music spotify has been expanding rapidly in markets across Europe after launching in India and the Middle East last year.subscribers, which account for most of its revenue, were up 27 percent to 144 million from a year earlier.
Analysts on average were expecting the company to have 142.5 million paid subscribers, according to IBES data from Refinitiv. Total monthly active users rose 29 percent to 320 million.