Founded back in 2007, Saavn has been one of the first apps to bring Indian music across different genres Saavn provides unlimited free access to music content across all genres and all major regional languages.
This application has a lot of streaming features including setting the speed of streaming. You could even choose the radio station of your favourite artist and listen to songs that have been exclusively sung by them Through savan you will be able to find the latest tunes and some exclusive for Saavn content here. The app even provides playlists categorised by genre, artist, or your mood. There’s also a wide selection of podcasts, radio channels based on drama, mystery, comedy, and sports.
Saavn can also be used as a standalone player for your device as it reads the music data on your device with ease. Just press the ‘On my phone’ option under Saavn menu and you can access tracks and playlists from your device for offline play
If you subscribe to the pro version of the app (Saavn Pro), you could get access to unlimited storage space for downloaded songs on up to five devices. Saavn is available on iiOS for as low as Rs 99/month.
Bas Bajna Chahiye Gaana’ is a tune that has caught the attention of several TV audience and mobile device users as the Gaana application is being aggressively advertised on TV , Gaana offers you unlimited, free access to all your favourite tunes, Radio Mirchi, Bollywood music, and even music videos
Gaana’s UI look and feel carries a very relaxed approach with red and white theme running through the entire app. It features curated playlists from experts and other users. Gaana contains a huge collection of Bollywood, International, regional content such as Marathi, Bengali, Rajasthani, Bhojpuri, Malayalam etc.
You can subscribe to Gaana Plus (paid subscription) for Rs 297 for 3 months , 549 for 6 months and 999 for 1 year.
Developed by Airtel, but is available for all users. Wynk currently hosts up to 2.6 million songs across Indian and International music. It ensures high quality music streaming for free on demand. Wynk covers all genres including Bollywood, Pop, Rock, Metal, Bhangra, Devotional, Romantic, party songs etc. It also moves into regional songs from Marathi, Bhojpuri, Rajasthani, Bengali etc. languages. This app contains a curated music library along with multiple playlists based on moods and genres. You could even set a caller ring back tone (caller tune) using just about any tune, specifically if you are an existing Airtel customer. This music app is best known for easy search or discovery of songs
Wynk supports unlimited ad-free streaming. It offers a multi-lingual user interface with which you can interact in English or Hindi. You get access to internet radio that enables you to listen to your preferred genre of music without any interruptions. A major USP of Wynk is that it allows you to select the quality of streaming and sound.
Wynk provides a first month free trail for all new users with ad-free music streaming and download. Later you can opt for monthly subscription of Rs 99 for non-Airtel Android users, while Airtel users get the same for as low as Rs 29. Airtel users get Free Wynk subscriptions on certain Data recharges. Wynk is available on iOS.
Hungama is another such music app favourable for Indian users with over 3.5 million songs and also videos of Bollywood, Regional and International flavors. It’s adaptive streaming feature guarantees a seamless music experience and works without buffering on slow network speeds. You can listen to celebrity curated playlists and radio channels. You can watch music videos and also view lyrics to setup a mini karaoke experience. Unlike Saavn and Gaana, this application automatically downloads songs that you have played to enable their offline use as well.
The app layout is simple and lets you browse through content without any difficulty. It has a shiny looking music player but is clean and offers very good readability throughout the app. It has a feature onboard called ‘Discovery’ where you can set your mood and tempo of the song to discover random music content as per your requirement
Hungama features a reward system by which you can earn coins by inviting friends, sharing and creating playlists on the app. These points can be redeemed later for subscriptions, movie tickets, discount vouchers, merchandise and more.
Music, video and radio streaming is free but with ads. Subscriptions start at Rs 99.
We feel Wynk s amalmagation of a huge library of Indian and International music and well curated playlist, combined with a low price and ease of discovery make it a very appealing proposition to the Indian market. Wynk can’t be used on the web, unless you are using a mobile phone, but most people are going to be accessing it from mobile phones, so its not going to be much of a problem.