Music on the go, with advance of smart phones and internet we have music streaming, so we don’t even have to worry about searching and storing 100’s of songs in our phone. Everything is available in the cloud. We have sorted out India’s seven best music streaming apps for the music lovers.
Saavn is the one of pioneer in music streaming services in India. It has songs from different languages which will satisfy most users. User can create a playlist and follow someone else’s too. You can set the language and search for seamlessly with its friendly interface. Some songs first appear on this app and sometimes are exclusive only for Saavn. Songs with 320 kbps bitrates are available in Saavn. The paid version allows you to download songs in up to 5 devices.
Turn ons: Good interface, large library.
Turn off: Pricing, subscription only in India.
Available on: Android, IOS, and WEB
Gaana is one of the most popular streaming services available. It has mixed bag collection of songs and user can search songs from different languages and artists. It also allows the user to listen to Radio Mirchi. It has the upper hand in providing more international songs to the user. The user friendly and vibrant UI of the app is guaranteed not to disappoint the user. Another good feature is the karaoke option, which the user can try out their singing skills to a test. You can download unlimited songs in the paid version of this app.
Turn ons: Interface, library with more international content.
Turn offs: bitrate of the songs are not good always,
Available: Android, IOS, Web, Blackberry, and Java
Wynk is the music streaming app from Airtel, it hosts over 1.7 million songs, both Indian International. It has separate charts for Indian and International hits of different genres. You can create your own playlist or listen to others playlist with this app. It works also as a standalone music player for your mobile device. Wynks has a good music curation and will support music files of 320 kbps.
Turn ons: Hassle free searching, multilingual interface.
Turn offs: Complex price plans, only airtel subscribers get unlimited download and storage
Available: IOS, Android, mobile web
With 3 million songs and a wide variety of genres, hungama is one of the top streaming services in India. If you are mostly into Indian songs, then Hungama is the app for you. It stands apart from the rest of the crowd with its mood based DJ and the availability of videos. A special feature provides the user to earn rewards for likes on this app. You can redeem these reward points for movie tickets and other merchandises. You can get unlimited downloading for music and videos on the paid version.
Turn Ons: Offline playlist, video downloads, rewards
Turn offs: UI is poor for IOS and Web, International playlist is not very great, search features are not good compared to others.
Available: IOS, Android, Windows, web
Sound cloud is facebook of music apps. You can follow your friends and your favorite artists on this platform. User can even access songs from the new artists and also get a lock screen controls for the app. Sound cloud allows you to upload and share voice clips on various social media platforms.
Turn Ons: Lets you record your own voice clips, social media features.
Turn Offs: Best quality songs are not always found, no radio feature, downloading songs only available for IOS.
Available: IOS, Android, web
Guvera is the newest entry to the music streaming market. Though it’s relatively unknown by the people, Guvera has a pretty impressive playlist. It has a wide range of Indian and international songs in its playlist. The web version of this service offers the user best experience in searching the songs. Its paid version allows user to download unlimited songs.
Turn Ons: good web interface, pretty large library
Turn Offs: lot of ads than others, little expensive in comparison
Available: Android, IOS
Apple music is the classiest and costliest of the music streaming services available in India. It has a huge collection of International songs and what makes it stand out is the Beats 1 radio. Apple music has activity based playlists so that you can choose a playlist for workout or different one while driving. Some international artists have their songs exclusively on Apple music, but it lacks in Indian playlist library. You get a free trial for three months and after that you can go for paid option for individual or a group up to 6 people.
Turn Ons: Excellent Library, pricing, Beats 1 radio
Turn Offs: Limited Indian songs, no web availability, lagging on pc and Mac
Available: Windows, Mac, and IOS