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Reports claim Joox is shutting down in South Africa


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Tencent-owned music streaming service Joox appears to be shutting down in South Africa, although not quite yet. “As of 31 March 2022, the JOOX Music service will come to an end in South Africa,” announced a statement from the company quoted by local sites News24 and MyBroadband.

There is a knock-on effect for the Telkom Music service that Joox runs for South African telco Telkom. “Telkom Music powered by Joox will come to a close as of 31 March 2022. The music service run by Joox, will come to an end,” announced the telco.

Joox has not yet given further details on why it is shutting down in South Africa, but the move appears to have come as a surprise, with recent reports suggesting it was planning to expand in Africa.

Stuart Dredge

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