Apple Music, Gaana, Wynk, Saavn, Jiomusic and Google Play Music. Which is the best Music Streaming service in India?

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There has been a recent expansion in the good music streaming service apps in India. This has made myself think about which is the best one so I started using all of the apps available and testing which app works best for me. I have come to a conclusion about which is the best for me but I would like to share my review of all the apps I used for streaming music. You may or may not agree with these reviews, but they are just my personal opinions. 😇

I’ll first list down and tell you more about all the apps I used, first up -

Apple Music#apple-music-https-www-apple-com-in-music

I was surprised that this app is available for Android - but after installing it I was blown away by their onboarding and amazing UI. This app is superbly designed and very user friendly. While using it I felt very comfortable and delighted which is always a good sign.

Pros: Gorgeous User Interface, Extensive Western Collection, Various Playlist Collections, Family Sharing

Cons: Too heavy on RAM and Storage, Limited Regional Songs, Couldn’t cast on Google Home

Gaana#gaana-http-gaana-com

Ganna is advertised as “The one-stop solution for all your Music needs”. This may actually be true because of the extensive collection of songs they have, and with a nice user interface, Gaana definitely stands as a good competitor to everything else.

Pros: Regional Songs, Available on web view too, Good User Interface.

Cons: Songs suggestions are not that good and does anyone even connect to Facebook to share songs?

Wynk#wynk-https-www-wynk-in-music

Airtel’s Wynk is one of those things that just seems to have everything but doesn’t achieve it properly. It has a vast collection of songs ranging from western, regional to even a good retro and classical collection.

Pros: A little less pricey for premium subscription than other apps, good songs collection, Running Mix Collections

Cons: User interface can definitely be improved

Saavn#saavn-https-www-saavn-com

I really loved Saavn’s user interface in both the app and web view. I really wish that they have a Mac app in store - other than that I have no other complaints with it. It has an amazing and extensive song collection and I simply love the curated playlists that they have.

Pros: Curated Playlists, Amazing User Interface

Cons: Experienced some crashing after extensive usage, Radio collection can be improved

Jiomusic#jiomusic-https-www-jio-com-en-in-apps-jio-music

The Jio movement strikes music streaming too! Jiomusic simply has everything from all music collections, extensive radio collections, offline storage and much more but I simply wouldn’t use it because of it’s user interface. The app tries to have a similar brand like other Jio apps and the result is something that feels cluttered and not functional.

Pros: Practically all songs are available, Good radio stations

Cons: Curated Playlists could be improved, Wouldn’t work without a Jio sim, User Interface should definitely be improved, No web view

Google Play Music#google-play-music-https-play-google-com-music

Google recently started it’s streaming service in India which is available in both mobile app and web view. I felt it was very good so I tried it, it seamlessly connected to my Google home and has a good collection of songs and playlists.

Pros: User Interface, Good Song Collection

Cons: Regional playlists can be improved

So, what do you use?#so-what-do-you-use

Well, I use a combination of Saavn and Google Play Music as I liked it both equally and it has a good combination of features that I enjoyed.

I just started a poll to find out which streaming service others use in India - you can also vote for your favourite streaming service here!

And you can find me @praveeenjuge to talk about your favourite app!

P.S: I don’t even know what Hungama is.

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