Telkom has introduced its new music streaming platform ‘’Telkom Music’’ in South Africa.
Introduced in collaboration with Tencent-owned JOOX, the platform is available on the Huawei AppGallery and Google Play Store.
Telkom stated that the landscape of music streaming is evolving and highlights that the main feature of its music app is the fact that it focuses on data-saving and shared music experiences between users.
Telkom Executive Smarthome and Content, Wanda Mkhize, said, “In true Telkom style, our mission is to leave no man behind and we are thrilled to introduce this offering. We’ve introduced a bouquet of products recently to cater to the content needs of our customers, including video-on-demand and gaming services; and this closes the loop neatly for us from a content viewpoint.”
The CEO of Tencent Africa Services, Brett Loubser, stated, “The future of music streaming will include shared, social experiences. With lockdown changing the way we connect, Telkom Music Powered by JOOX will include ‘Mods’ focused on sharing one’s music experience.”
With an app size of just 10MB, the all-new music app is designed to save data usage and space on one’s smartphone. Telkom Music allows you to stream and download songs while using less data than any other music streaming app.
Users will be able to listen for free with limited features, while Telkom subscribers can subscribe to the all-access VIP package for R59.99 ($4.09) per month.
Loubser added, “The team at Telkom Mobile and at Tencent Africa have put a huge amount of effort into delivering the most accessible music streaming product possible. Our app size reduces the amount of memory used in a listener’s phone, and integration with Telkom’s app ecosystem makes it easy for millions of people to have millions of songs in their pocket.”
Telkom Music users can expect the app to contain an array of new features designed at saving data, including a button where users can turn on and off their data usage.