When we think about our or anyone else’s hobbies the first thing that comes in mind is music. Music is probably the most common hobby that everyone has. The genres and playlists might differ but then music is always there. The tech behind music players has had a long history and the market is owned by giants like sony but how far is the tech of music approachable?

The survey says that 95% of people listen to music on their smartphone. Meaning that iPods or other MP3 players are of meager existence and it is the software that has gained an edge over separate devices. The question is what made all of this possible? The answer is applications. Apps like saavn, Wynk, gaana has taken over the music industry and has been an almost free and excellent music player to over 2 billion people. Features like being able to share your playlist with others and have top charts and trending music of different categories have made music on a smartphone so much fun. Let us review some of the best apps to play music. Here we go!

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Jiosaavn or commonly known as saavn has been the most favorite app to play music. It was the first to introduce features like top charts, trending and most played. It has high-quality audio and no beeps that most music players give on adult lyrics. The UI is clean and navigation between playlists is very easy. It has songs of almost any artist except for the cover version of many. As soon as you come to the home of the app it displays your most played songs, top charts below it, and artists too. By stats, it promises over 45 million songs from languages across India and foreign languages like English and Spanish. That being said the app is excellent at giving suggestions. It has a track that gives your recommendations based on the songs that you listen and these are shown higher on the page. The app is ad-free but it is paid.

In the free version, you can have unlimited online music, the same luxury of playlists, smart featuring of music and availability of all the songs. The only disadvantage saavn has is that it is paid and you can’t download songs until you pay for it.

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Another really popular app for playing music for people all over India is Wynk-Airtel. The attractive Red app provides high-quality audio to its users in diverse languages. With over 50 million downloads it is on par with its competitor (Saavn) and is sharing a major part of the music app market. The red and white UI is again very user-friendly and includes almost all the features that Saavn provides. It is owned by Airtel and hence Airtel users have an advantage which included 10 GB of free storage at the time of installation. Although the number of available songs is less than half when compared to saavn it still has all the necessary artists and songs included. That makes it a rare case to search a song that is not available. With personalized recommendations every time you launch the app. An amazing app to listen to music it is definitely worth a try.


Another amazing plethora of music that includes classics from India including languages from across the sub-continent. Gaana is most of us refer as the Indian home of music and it is what it calls itself. We would say that English options are less when compared to Indian music but then it has a whole lot of things to do with it. It is free and minimum ads to interrupt. The app is favorite among south Indian music lovers. It has all the classics from the 80s and 90s to impress older people and someone like your parents will be really impressed if you pull off a playlist from this. Overall the app is not the best option but it surely has its own space.


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