The Spotify app will soon be available in Hindi. At its online-only Stream On event on Monday, Spotify announced that Hindi is part of a wave of 36 new languages coming soon to Spotify, alongside the likes of Romanian and Swahili. With the arrival of Hindi localization at an undetermined date, the Spotify UI will be available in more than 60 languages in total. Hindi will be the last major language to join the fray. Currently, Spotify is available in English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Russian, Portuguese, Indonesian, and Japanese.
Hindi adoption has taken roughly two years, much quicker than its video streaming counterpart which took after its launch in India to provide a Hindi UI. In doing so, it has not only surpassed local competitor , but also matched its international competitor . Of course, if it’s Indian languages you’re after, leads in this department, with support for Hindi, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Bhojpuri, Bengali, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, and Gujarati.
While Hindi music has been available on Spotify since launch, lyrics are not available in Hindi. That’s despite the fact that– streaming services are not directly responsible for lyrics – the lyrics app Musixmatch offers a catalog of song lyrics with translations in Hindi (available on JioSaavn ). Maybe once the Spotify app is localized in Hindi, it can start working to include Hindi song lyrics too. Of course, despite the localization, most song titles will continue to be in English.
Spotify will be available in Hindi soon.