Spotify suspends all operations in Russia amid the country’s attack on Ukraine. technology news

New Delhi: Swedish audio streaming and media services provider Spotify has announced that it will “completely suspend” its service in Russia amid the country’s continued military operation in Ukraine, apparently indefinitely.

Earlier this month, the company suspended its paid subscription service in Russia. According to Variety, in a statement, the company has now said, “Spotify continues to believe that it is important to try to keep our service running in Russia in order to provide reliable, independent news and information in the region.” ”

“Unfortunately, recently enacted legislation restricts access to information, ends free expression, and criminalizes certain types of news, putting the safety of Spotify employees and possibly our listeners at risk. After carefully considering the options and the current circumstances, we have come to the difficult decision of suspending our service in Russia completely,” he said.

With this decision, the company joins dozens of other music companies that have shut down operations in the country including Netflix, Sony Music, Warner Media among many others.

Although Spotify’s Russian offices were shut down by the company earlier this month, it didn’t initially disable access to its service within Russia.

It restricted the search for Russian state-affiliated content on streaming audio services and removed all content from Spotify’s platform from Kremlin-backed outlets RT and Sputnik. Read also: Price of OnePlus 10 Pro revealed in India, may be more expensive than OnePlus 9 Pro

According to Variety, Spotify launched its service in Russia and Ukraine in July 2020, along with 10 other European countries. Read also: Opening PPF Account? Check if your bank allows online investment or requires you to visit the branch

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