Saavn Music & Radio was one of the first regional universal apps for Windows 10 PC and Mobile and while it sports a pretty neat UI and seamless navigation, several users, including yours truly, were miffed with no support for Saavn Pro, the company's paid subscription that allows offline streaming. The feature was available on Android and iOS for some time now, but Windows users were left out.
The wait is over now, as the Saavn app got updated to version 3.0 today that brought Pro benefits like offline listening, no ads or interruptions, exclusive content, as well high-quality 320kbps downloads. The online streaming is still limited to a maximum of 128kbps, although Saavn has confirmed an update in the coming week to bring 320kbps online streaming as well.
A Saavn Pro account can be used on five iOS, Android, or Windows devices regardless of where you signed up. You can also login and listen to ad-free music on Saavn.com outside of that limit. Saavn offers unlimited access to songs, curated playlists, and radio stations in Hindi, English, and Indian regional languages like Tamil, Telugu, Punjabi, Marathi, Bengali, Kannada, Gujarati, Malayalam, Bhojpuri, Urdu, Rajasthani, and Odia.
Before Saavn, and after the shutdown of MixRadio, the only alternative for music lovers on Windows was Gaana. While Gaana had support for offline listening since their Windows Phone 8.x app, the app hasn't been updated for Windows 10 Mobile and sports a dated and complex UI. Funnily though, Gaana has a UWP app for Windows 10 PCs out since several months.
To sign-up for Saavn Pro, there are no in-app purchase options at the moment. You'd need to purchase a code from any of the online retailers listed here or carry your subscription from Android/iOS devices.
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