Indiatimes launched Gaana as an app in January this year to mixed reviews. While mobile music streaming services seem to be on a rise in India, with competition like Saavn and Dhingana already doing well, Gaana’s mobile app did have some limitations, especially when it came to streaming music over a slow Internet connection. Indiatimes is now planning to launch a Pro version of Gaana that will fix all the existing issues and also bring offline music listening support, not very different from what Saavn announced earlier this month.
The pro version would be called Gaana Pro or Gaana+, though there is no mention of any subscription charges at this point of time. The company says it will launch it in March and it will enable users to download songs as well as to listen to those Gaana-featured songs which are saved in their playlist even when they are not connected to the Internet. Besides this, the service will give support for multibit rate to ensure that users get the best, buffering-free experience even if they have a slow Internet connection. The current version of Gaana does not work well unless the user is connected to a fast Wi-Fi or 3G connection.