Next Mediaworks, the company which operates 7 FM Radio stations in India with BBC Worldwide through its subsidiary Radio One, has launched its music app on the BlackBerry platform, that allow users to stream Indian music on their devices and sing along with Karaoke tracks. The company says that it has made the app free for Blackberry, although this is a ‘lighter’ version of the app, compared to the paid iOS versions. However, it’s worth noting that the company was selling a different app for Karaoke on iOS, which has now been integrated with the app.
Features: Similar to its iPhone and iPad app, IndiaONE’s BlackBerry app offers music streams across various Indian languages and genres like New Hindi and Tamil music, Retro Music, Hindi and Tamil streaming, and Hindi Film Karaoke. The app also includes a mood player which plays film and non film music based on the user’s mood. The app have been developed by 2ergo India and is currently available for free on the BlackBerry App World. Alternatively, users can also download the app by sending an SMS BB to 53650.
In November 2011, Next Mediaworks had launched music apps for the iPhone and iPad, that allow users to stream Indian music on their devices and sing along with Karaoke tracks. The company had claimed that the music streamed through the app is completely licensed and their apps deliver a premium experience. Interestingly though, these were paid apps with the iPhone version priced at $0.99 (Rs 50) and the iPad version priced at $1.99 (Rs 102), unlike similar apps from Raaga and Saavn, which are available for free.