Gaana, one of the largest music streaming services in India, has announced that its new Android app is compatible with Android Auto. Users can now connect their Android smartphones to Android Auto compatible in-car infotainment units and enjoy music streaming through the new Gaana app. The Times Internet-owned music streaming service claims that it’s the first in India to bring support for Android Auto devices.
Android Auto lets any Android 5.0 Lollipop (and newer versions) smartphone owner access critical information such as directions, messages, notifications, and music streaming through a driver-friendly, distraction-free UI. The new Gaana app lets users access their favourite songs, playlists, and radio stations through simple UI with large buttons. Users can also use powerful voice commands to play and search for music.
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 favorite 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.
– Prashan Agarwal, COO, Gaana
Gaana claims that users can now access over 15 million music tracks, 16 radio stations, and over 1000 non-stop Internet radio stations based on their mood, driving time, duration, and other things through the new app. As of now, remaining music streaming services in India – Saavn, Airtel Wynk, and JioMusic – haven’t added Android Auto features to their apps. Since Google Play Music doesn’t offer music streaming service in India, it doesn’t qualify for Android Auto music streaming in India.