The US version of the streaming service, revealed courtesy of Deezer’s Twitter, opens up over 40 million tracks and tens of thousands of podcasts to users in the ‘States – unlimited, ad-free, and downloadable for offline listening.
The premium Deezer subscription also includes Flow – a music recommendation feature that follows your listening habits – and access to your library across smartphones, tablets, smart TVs, and even certain HiFi speaker systems.
However, these features come at a cost. Once the 30-day trial is over, there is no free or ad-supported tier to downgrade to, Engadget reports. If you decide to stick with Deezer in the US, be prepared to pay $9.99 a month.
Founded nine years ago in Paris, France, Deezer has been a major name in music streaming abroad – making the US among 180+ over countries joining its fold.
The decision to limit service tiers in the US is odd – as Deezer does offer a free, ad-supported Discovery tier in other regions – but it has its reasons.
According to TechCrunch, this was an intentional decision to compete directly with Spotify and Apple music – concerning themselves with offering a competitive premium product first, then possibly introducing the Discovery tier later down the line.