With a library of more than a million songs, the application caters to a wide range of genres from the oldest Hindi film hits, world music, regional and folk songs to the latest Bollywood chart toppers. The app is already available on other mobile operating systems such as iOS, Android, Black-Berry and also on Java-based devices. The app is available for free.
Times Internet chief executive Satyan Gajwani said that the app has seen about 500,000 downloads across all platforms since its launch in January. The app's features include social listening which allows you to see what your friends are listening to, realtime syncing of your favourite songs, playlists, albums and artists across your computer or mobile phone and a radio mode which allows you to create your own radio station based on the songs you play.
"We're focussed on three things now. Providing more content, more access and more discovery for our users," Gajwani said. "Our biggest competitor is piracy. We want to provide a wide variety of music for our listeners which can be accessed easily and have them switch to a legal means of consuming music," he said.
Gajwani was in Bangalore for Microsoft's TechEd, an event for developers, IT professionals and students. Gaana.com became India's most visited music streaming site within the first four months of its launch and has consistently held that position ever since. According to Comscore Research (Nov 2012), Gaana has been the leading music service on the web, with over 3 million visitors per month.