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Airtel Launches New Music Streaming App ‘Wynk Tube’ for Android Users

Airtel said the app will be available to users in 12 Indian languages including Kannada, Marathi, Telugu, Tamil and Bhojpuri, besides English and Hindi

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Airtel said the app will be available to users in 12 Indian languages including Kannada, Marathi, Telugu, Tamil and Bhojpuri, besides English and Hindi. Wikimedia

Telecom major Bharti Airtel on Tuesday launched its new music streaming app Wynk Tube targeting smartphone users in non-metros and small towns.

Wynk Tube, which is an extension of Airtel’s over the top (OTT) music streaming app Wynk Music, allows users to stream audio and video of popular tracks within the same interface.

Airtel said the app will be available to users in 12 Indian languages including Kannada, Marathi, Telugu, Tamil and Bhojpuri, besides English and Hindi.

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Similar to YouTube Music, Wynk Tube, which launched with a collection of over 40 lakh songs and related videos, is currently available only for Android users. Wikimedia

“Wynk Music gave shape to our journey to the first 100 million users and we believe Wynk Tube will accelerate our journey to the next 100 million users,” Sameer Batra, CEO, Content & Apps, Bharti Airtel, said in a statement.

Similar to YouTube Music, Wynk Tube, which launched with a collection of over 40 lakh songs and related videos, is currently available only for Android users.

With this app, users can instantly switch between audio and video mode of their favourite tracks with a single touch, Airtel said, adding that the company has used a Machine Learning algorithm to power recommendations and personalise the app.  Wynk Tube also features voice-enabled search to help users discover their favourite music.

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There will be zero subscription charge for Airtel users with unlimited streaming and downloads, the company said. Wikimedia

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“Regional content and personalization through Artificial Intelligence (AI), Big Data will continue to be a big agenda for us and we hope to build Wynk Tube into one of the most popular music platforms in India with even the possibility of user generated content as a differentiator,” Batra added.

There will be zero subscription charge for Airtel users with unlimited streaming and downloads, the company said. (IANS)

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Reliance Jio Adds Most Subscribers in April; Airtel, VIL Lose: Report

The other major service providers, Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea (VIL), further eroded their subscriber base in April

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Jio services now include attractive lifestyle products as well. (Wikimedia Commons)

Continuing its growth trend, Reliance Jio added around 80.82 lakh subscribers in April, showed data released by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Monday. Jio’s subscriber base stood at around 31.48 crore at the end of April, it said.

State-run BSNL was the only other gainer with over 2.28 lakh new subscribers taking its total tally to around 11.59 crore.

The total number of wireless subscribers (GSM, CDMA and LTE) increased 0.04 per cent from 116.18 crore in March to 116.23 crore at the end of April.

Reliance Jio. Source: www.reliancejio.website

“The wireless subscription in urban areas increased from 650.49 million (65.04 crore) at the end of March 2019 to 652.35 million (65.23 crore) at the end of April 2019. However, in the rural area, it declined from 511.32 million (51.13 crore) to 509.95 million (50.99 crore) during the month. The monthly growth rates of urban and rural wireless subscription were 0.29 per cent and (-)0.27 per cent respectively,” the TRAI report said.

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The other major service providers, Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea (VIL), further eroded their subscriber base in April.

Bharti Airtel lost 32.89 lakh subscribers pulling its subscriber base down to around 32.19 crore, while the Vodafone Idea, the largest company in terms of susbcriptions, lost 15.82 lakh connections taking its tally to around 39.32 crore subscribers. (IANS)