Updated: May 26, 2014 4:32:36 pm
Saavn, Indian music streaming service on Monday announced its revamped Android application, Saavn Music for Android (version 3.0). The new Saavn app brings easy access to songs in 11 languages and direct entry to Saavn Radio from a tiled homescreen.
The update also includes full-screen album art in the Saavn player.
Developed in collaboration with Google’s Android teams, the new Saavn app for Android is the company’s first to provide full Android tablet support.
Speaking about the new product, Anurag Gupta, CTO and Co-founder of Saavn, said “India is an Android-driven market, and 70% of Saavn’s listeners in India are on Android. We’re excited to deliver the best possible user experience to the majority of our listener base with this new app. It’s been carefully crafted to optimize the multiple screen experience, and to work seamlessly across a wide range of Android versions and hardware configurations.”
Saavn previously released its 3.0 app for iOS in April 2014, garnering a tremendous response. The new iOS app increased Saavn’ s daily streams on iOS by 20%, increased radio streams by 7.5x, increased regional language streams by 15% to 50% per language, and increased Saavn’ s overall daily unique users by 10%.
Founded in 2006, Saavn has over 11 million monthly users worldwide. Its music catalog includes over 1 million Indic tracks for its streaming search-and-play and radio services (including Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Punjabi, English, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam, Bengali, Gujarati, and Bhojpuri content).
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