Popular online music streaming service Saavn is down since the past one hour. In that time neither the website nor the mobile apps are accessible. As the above image shows, the website is displaying a message Kuch Kuch Hota Hai. Saavn is currently down for maintenance. We should be back online shortly. The apps, on the other hand, are not able to connect to the servers. We have reached out to Saavn regarding this issue and are waiting for their response.
Saavn offers a wide variety of international and desi music through its smartphone app, and now it is all set to add music videos to that list, The Hindu Business Line reports. Additionally, the company is also said to be planning to add downloadable Bollywood movies to that growing list.
A few months after its launch on iOS, the digital music service Saavn has finally introduced its premium subscription service Saavn Pro for Android as well. The Pro app is basically an advanced version of the app and offers commercial-free streaming which and works efficiently offline as well. The service is available for Rs 220 per month.
Music streaming services like Spotify and Pandora have been a boon for music lovers around the world letting smartphone users listen to music on the go without having to download or buy them off the Internet. But in a country where a majority of people prefer jazzy Bollywood numbers and regional music, the Spotifys and the Pandoras of this world feel grossly inadequate. Enter Gaana, Raaga, Saavn, Dhingana, Hungama and HindiTop apps that offer the same kind of service as the aforementioned apps but with a whole lot of regional content. But the question is which one among them should you choose? We pit them against each other in a shootout to determine which is the best free Indian music streaming app on iOS.
Shazam has partnered with Saavn to provide better discovery of content by local artists. With this partnership, users will be able to identify and discover tracks from a gamut of South Asian artists that will include musical genres like bhangra, Bollywood, devotional, ghazals, carnatic, and IndiPop in a multitude of languages including Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali, Tamil, Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada, Bhojpuri and Telegu.
The music website Hungama.com has finally arrived as a dedicated music app for Android, iOS and BlackBerry 10 platforms. Hungama.com s arrived much later to the market, given that its competitors like Gaana.com and Saavn are already providing support for offline music streaming.
We had reported last month that music-streaming service, Saavn would be launching its Saavn Pro service for iOS devices sometime this month. Saavn has now updated its iOS app to version 2.0 bringing with it the Pro service and a host of other changes.
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.
Saavn today announced its Saavn Pro service that will be available from Apple's App Store from March 1 onwards. The Pro version will enable users to listen to music offline and will also become ad-free for users. BGR India had exclusively reported this development last week.
Often called the Spotify of Bollywood, music streaming service Saavn is gearing up for its next phase of evolution as it prepares to launch a monthly subscription model this quarter that will allow users to skip ads and cache songs for offline listening. "We are bringing the offline play service as it was the most asked-for feature by our users," Vinodh Bhat, Saavn's co-founder and CEO, told BGR India.
Saavn today announced it has launched Saavn English in India with more than a quarter of a million songs. Saavn is a free music streaming service that is available online (desktop) as well as on most smartphone platforms including Android and iOS. So far Saavn's portfolio consisted Bollywood and regional music.
Saavn, the South Asian and Bollywood music service, today brought its iOS app out of beta and made it available worldwide. The service, which now also links to the user's Facebook profile enabling them to share the music they are listening with others, has also updated its Android app to enable pre-fetching of songs in playlist for instant playback and persistent login between sessions.
With the inception of the Timeline UI, Facebook has become more than your run-of-the-mill social network. It brings applications, it documents your life chronologically, it has your photos geographically it becomes your personal database with Timeline. The cool bit about Timeline is that one can now literally do most of the things from within Facebook and never log on to a separate webpage. For this article, I will be focusing on the Facebook Timeline s integration with third party music services.
Facebook in its quest to crack the social music code is partnering with Indian start-up Saavn . Facebook hopes that with Saavn s large repository of local music it will enrich its Indian audience with a global social music service, which will provide equitable local content. Facebook sees India as a high growth market and it hopes Saavn with enable exactly that. According to a report by TechCrunch, it appears Saavn is already having a significant impact. Ever since its launch as an Facebook Timeline app four weeks ago, its user base has increased by 40 fold with user base increasing from a lowly 35,000 to 785,000. With its comprehensive library of India centric audio content Saavn has been hailed as a Spotify meets Pandora app. While most of its features are free, it does have a premium element, which enables offline access. Facebook s bet on Saavn will surely increase the profile of the start-up and at the same time it will enable the millions of India Facebookers easy access to local music.