The country becomes the 13th territory where Spotify has rolled out as it looks to build on more than 10 million active users globally, more than 3 million of which are paying subscribers.
Spotify founder and CEO Daniel Ek said: "Germany has one of the most cutting edge music scenes in the world and a passion for music that is second to none. It's time you were given the music service you deserve.
"Spotify offers everything you could possibly want from a music service. It's free, it's fast, it's easy to share, and with over 16 million songs we have one of the biggest on-demand music libraries in the world. We're unbelievably excited to be here."
The German offer comprises Spotify Free, which allows free access to 16 million songs on a computer, albeit with limitations, the uninterrupted, ad-free Spotify Unlimited for EUR4.99 a month and Spotify Premium which costs EUR9.99 and offers access to all music either online or offline, on a computer, mobile or other devices.
Deals are in place for the German service with all four majors as well as Merlin and other independent labels, while it has secured tie-ups with Bose and Twentieth Century Fox as launch advertising partners.