Our smartphone devices are impressively powerful these days. As a result of this, a variety of streaming services are flourishing. The latest in a long line of successful live-streaming apps is Wynk Music, with the app’s makers recently revealing that it has 72.5 million monthly active users.
As the sophisticated smartphone devices on offer continue to be snapped up by the Indian public, the apps and features available continually advance with them. Popular smartphone developers like Apple and Samsung are continually upping the game, which is why apps like Wynk Music are appealing to more and more people. Alongside updating Instagram pages and playing live poker at an Indian casino, the public contributes to the worldwide boom in music streaming apps. Wynk Music isn’t the sole option either, with a vast selection of other streaming services appealing to people also.
With that in mind, here is a look at some of the other streaming apps worth downloading for your smartphone right now.
Whether you’re keen on watching famous faces like Priyanka Chopra at the Billboard Music Awards or you want to keep tabs on Adele at red carpet events, alongside offering an extensive selection of music to enjoy, Gaana boasts short-video content. Established in 2010, users can explore a massive selection of music from a wide variety of genres. You can even listen to podcasts and shows now also.
One of the most popular apps, in general, around at the moment, YouTube Music is a big rival to Spotify, and it’s entirely understandable as to why. With millions of tracks to sample and videos to enjoy, the app has gained huge popularity in the Indian market. For a relatively small cost, users can have access to a vast array of music through what is a well designed and easy to use app.
Another popular streaming service for people in 2021, Hungama Music is backed by Chinese smartphone giant Xiaomi and looks set for an even brighter future. Offering an extensive selection of music from the likes of Hindi, English, Punjabi, Telugu and Tamil to Kannada, Malayalam, Bengali, Marathi, Bhojpuri, and Gujarati, Hungama Music is a fantastic option.
Amazon Prime Music
After entering the Indian market in 2018, Amazon Prime Music offers users access to thousands of tracks from the very best artists from around the world. Whatever your desired genre, the app has you covered with its comprehensive offering of the biggest and best music.
Championing independent music in particular, SoundCloud is a popular choice for music fans keen to discover the latest talents on the planet. From hip hop to techno, SoundCloud gives users the option to upload their very own musical creations onto the platform too. From there, you can rate your favourites highly and share music easily. World-renowned artists such as Lil Pump and Post Malone used SoundCloud in the early days, for example. Currently, the app doesn’t offer premium services in India, though. Still, it’s definitely worth exploring.
A rival to the likes of Gaana and Spotify, JioSaavn has gone from strength to strength since its inception in 2018. So much so, in fact, that the app had 100 million monthly active users in October 2019 which then helped elevate it further up the rankings since. Offering a detailed selection of music from home and abroad, JioSaavn is one of the best options around right now. The app is well made, easy to grasp, and looks slick.
Other options are Spotify, Apple Music, and Google Play Music.