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Gaana releases Android Auto version

MUMBAI: Indian music streaming app Gaana has released an Android Auto version to enable users to stream their favourite music via Android Auto-compatible phones, vehicles and aftermarket radios.

Android Auto allows anyone with an Android phone (running 5.0 or later) to use a driver-friendly interface to access the key stuff needed on the road―directions, communications, music, etc.―without the distraction of things that are not essential while driving.

Gaana is the first Indian music streaming service that allows users to experience a non-stop, distraction-free and safe music experience using Android Auto.

Gaana COO Prashan Agarwal said, “Music is the biggest stress-buster when driving, but access to just the right song or station while simultaneously dodging traffic is not just frustrating but downright dangerous. Gaana has brought the solution with its Android Auto integration. Allowing you access to your favourite music in a safe and delightful driver-friendly interface, so you can keep your eyes on the road and your hands up on the wheel.”

Users can now access their favourite Gaana songs and playlists from their Android Auto app, with a simplified interface, large buttons and powerful voice actions.

With full access to their personal music library on Gaana, users can play a song, personal playlist and even search for a song using voice commands. With voice-enabled search, users can access over 15 million songs, 16 radio stations and 1000 other non-stop radio stations based on their mood, driving time, duration, etc.

In the last one year, Gaana has released several new enhancements such as localisation, recommendation engines and dual colour themes, and added more payment options such as Citrus and Freecharge to improve the music experience of its 50 million plus users.

Music streaming is the third-most-used service on the internet and the Indian car market will become the fourth-largest automobile market in the world by 2020. Therefore, adding Android auto functionality is key to drive engagement among car users who largely listen to FM radio today.