After launching its Android app a week ago, social audio platform Clubhouse said on Sunday that it will roll out to more countries in the coming week. The Android app will be available on Tuesday in Brazil, Japan and Russia, Friday in India and Nigeria, and all week in the “rest of the world”.
Android rollout continues!
Japan, Brazil and Russia next Tuesday
Nigeria and India on Friday
Rest of the world during the week, and available worldwide on Friday afternoons
– Clubhouse (@Clubhouse) May 16, 2021
For the first year, Clubhouse was only available on iOS devices. Despite the early limited access, Clubhouse grew to 10 million users in the first year, and it was recently worth $ 4 billion after a new financing round. Whether it can sustain that momentum remains to be seen as competitors – Twitter’s Spaces, Discord’s Stage Channels, and other better-known social media platforms – enter the audio market.
Club house remains by invitation only and has been criticized for not providing automatic subtitles for deaf and hard of hearing users. The platform has recently focused on creators and recently announced the results of an accelerator program to fund 50 audio clubhouse shows. CEO Paul Davison said during the weekly Clubhouse town hall Next up on the company’s roadmap are in-room tips for creators, paid events, and subscriptions.