Deezer narrowed the important paid subscriber gap with Spotify passing the 5 million mark. That's up from 2 million paid users in October of 2012. Spotify claimed 6 million paid subscribers as of May 2013. Deezer also says it offers 30 million tracks, 10 million more than Spotify.
“Doubling the number of paid subscribers in 12 months sends a hugely encouraging signal that music streaming’s time is now,” Deezer CEO Axel Dauchez said in a statement. “One year ago we pledged to launch Deezer worldwide because we felt music deserved to be truly global. One year on, we are proud to say that we have over-delivered on our promises, with more than 5 million subscribers across more than 180 countries and a team of expert editors around the world sharing their love and passion for music. But we’re not content to simply keep up with the world; we want to lead the charge.”
Deezer also launched a new Mac app and two new music discovery features:
Hear This is a personal music feed, powered by the users taste. It combines computer chosen music alongside hand-picked music.
See the latest releases from the users favorite bands.
Hear playlists created by friends
- Listen to tunes that friends recommend
is the second feature to be unveiled today. It provides a new way to browse the latest releases and Deezer Picks.