It's finally here! Saavn has launched their Universal Windows App for Windows 10. Well, it's not actually in the Windows Store at the time of writing, but you'll have it sometime today. Founded in 2007, Saavn is one of the leading music streaming services in India and has over 14 million active users in over 150 countries.
With Saavn for Windows, consumers will have access to the premium music streaming experience with more than 10 million tracks across 11 languages - Hindi, English, Tamil, Telugu, Punjabi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Kannada, Malayalam, and Bhojpuri. The company has over 900 label partnerships including T-Series, Tips, YRF, Saregama, Eros, Universal, Sony, and Warner Music.
A lot of music enthusiasts will be disappointed though, at least for now. Saavn for Windows is a Universal Windows App which means it is not available for Windows Phone 8.x. While you can enjoy it on your tablets, laptops, and desktops right away, you'll have to wait for the Windows 10 Mobile launch before you can have it on the phone.
Of course, if you are on a preview build of Windows 10 Mobile you can get the app from the Store. I used the Saavn app on phone (in beta at the moment), and it works quite well – a few random crashes of course, but that's not their doing.
Saavn for Windows offers the service's core products like phonetic search and dynamic bit-rate streaming. As a Universal Windows App, it has an adaptable layout for desktop and tablet. This version of Saavn for Windows is probably the company's effort to get on to the Windows Store and has a limited feature set compared to the Android and iOS apps. I've learned that additional features like Saavn Social features, Saavn Radio, and Saavn Pro (ad-free and offline streaming) will be added in coming weeks.
At this moment, Saavn for Windows is a pretty basic app and I'd hope the updates continue to flow adding more features as we go along. Also, while it's a move forward, the non-availability of a Windows Phone 8.x version after so much anticipation maybe a downer for many. Give it a whirl on your Windows 10 devices, and let us know how you like it.