Times Internet has announced the launch of official Gaana.com Android app in Google Play today. Company has also simultaneously released apps for other platforms too. TIL, which is normally pretty fast in adopting a new platform, has taken quite some time in releasing the Gaana apps.
Talking about the features, in addition to the plethora of songs available for listening on the app, the Gaana app also allows you to sign in your account to access your playlists, songs or albums – handy for someone who likes to listen to their usual set of songs.
Available for free download now, the app is 3.1MB in size and support any Android device running FroYo or above.
Gaana app features:
– Access to over 1 million songs, including Bollywood, Hollywood, Tamil, Telegu, and regional music
– Social listening: see what your friends are listening to
– My zone: an ability to see your history, your favorite songs, playlists, albums and artists across your computer or mobile phone (automatically synced in real-time across all devices)
– Radio mode: make your own radio station automatically, based on any song you play, using our proprietary recommendation algorithm
– Easy interactions: one-click abilities to favorite a song or share a playlist, via Facebook, Twitter, or email.
– The best curated playlists from radio channels like Radio Mirchi and others, to help you find new music you’ll love
“We are so proud of the Gaana experience on mobile. Indian consumers love their music, and we’ve built a product that matches their expectations for excellence across every screen that matters to them. Gaana on mobile is feature-rich and intuitive to use, and we intend to use this as a base to build even more functionality and offerings for our users, across all platforms,” said Satyan Gajwani, CEO, Times Internet.
During our brief hands on, the app worked decently, apart from some hitches in the beginning. The app interface is nice and simple, the home screen includes a carousal of latest albums similar to Gaana.com on top and two tabs below – top playlists and top songs. You can directly go to the player using the green play button on the top right from any screen in the app.
Similarly, search is also available on all screens apart from player, which is certainly handy. However, there are no search suggestions.
One thing that we did not like about app, the albums covers are low res, and they look ugly on HD displays like Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4 (we tried on both). May be company had data considerations that high-res might consume lots of data, but at least on Wi-Fi, the app can show high-res album covers.
In addition, as we have mentioned earlier in the post, you can also sign-in your account to access saved playlists, songs and albums. Overall, the app is worthy of a try if you like to stream songs.