Spotify Rival Anghami partners with Amazon to give Prime members in Saudi Arabia and UAE 6 months Anghami Plus for free


North Africa-focused music streaming company Anghami has partnered with Amazon to give Prime members free access to Anghami Plus, Anghami’s premium paid tier service in Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

Prime subscribers in the two regions will receive a free six-month subscription to Anghami Plus, followed by 50% off the subscription fee for the next six months.

Amazon Prime launched in the UAE in June 2019, while Amazon launched in Saudi Arabia in August last year.

Amazon Music Unlimited, the company’s Spotify rival music service, is not available in either of the two markets at present.

Amaozon’s partnership Anghami will grant Prime members in Saudi Arabia and the UAE, access to “millions of songs and podcasts, unlimited downloads, and more,” says the company.

Anghami Plus includes ad-free music, unlimited downloads, lyrics, multi-device play and rewind, scrub, and repeat features.

The announcement comes several months after Anghami entered into a definitive merger agreement with publicly traded special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) Vistas Media Acquisition Company Inc.

The deal will result in Anghami listing on the NASDAQ in New York.

The partnership also comes shortly after the announcement of Anghami’s bricks and mortar plans to build entertainment venues in London, Los Angeles and Dubai.

“This collaboration with Anghami is a perfect example of how we work together with leading local brands.”

Ronaldo Mouchawar, Amazon Middle East and North Africa

Ronaldo Mouchawar, Vice President of Amazon Middle East and North Africa, said: “We are continuously looking for ways to make Prime members’ lives easier, better and more fun every day with Amazon Prime.

“This collaboration with Anghami is a perfect example of how we work together with leading local brands to innovate on members’ behalf, offering them the best experience possible.

“We’re excited to see Prime members in both Saudi Arabia and the UAE enjoy Anghami Plus and all it has to offer, alongside other shopping, savings and entertainment benefits already included in their membership.”

“We are making it easier than ever for music lovers to get fully immersed in the world of Anghami Plus.”

Elie Habib, Anghami

Elie Habib, Anghami co-founder and CTO,  said: “As the leading music streaming platform of the region which gives users access to over 57 million Arabic and international songs, we are extremely excited to offer Anghami with Prime memberships across Saudi Arabia and the UAE through this exclusive deal.

“Prime members in both countries now have the opportunity to stream and download the best tunes in the region, in addition to podcasts, and live radio, completely free of charge for six months with an additional 50% discount for the next six months.

“We are making it easier than ever for music lovers to get fully immersed in the world of Anghami Plus.”Music Business Worldwide



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