Telkom partners with JOOX for new music streaming app
Telkom Music Powered by JOOX is the newest addition to Telkom Mobile’s product offering. The leading telecommunications company in South Africa revealed its new music streaming platform, in partnership with Tencent-owned JOOX, available from the Huawei AppGallery and Google Play Store.
Telkom recognizes that the landscape of music streaming is changing and highlights that the stand-out feature of its music app is the fact that it focuses on data-saving and shared music experiences between users: “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 a video-on-demand and gaming services; and this closes the loop neatly for us from a content viewpoint,” commented Wanda Mkhize – Telkom Executive Smarthome and Content.
“The future of music streaming will include shared, social experiences,” says Tencent Africa Services CEO Brett Loubser. “With lockdown changing the way we connect, Telkom Music Powered by JOOX will include ‘Mods’ focused on sharing one’s music experience.”
JOOX has worked with Telkom Mobile to launch Telkom Music Powered by JOOX. With an app size of just 10MB, the all-new, exciting 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 are able to listen for free with limited features, while Telkom customers can subscribe to the all-access VIP package for just R59.99 per month.
“We are very excited to embark on this endeavor with Telkom Mobile,” Loubser adds. “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.”
Mkhize concluded: “We couldn’t have chosen a better partner; the technical know-how of the Tencent Africa and JOOX team in this space with our inclusive product portfolio has culminated in the perfect marriage. We can’t wait for everyone to sample the final product, we are confident it’s going to be a hit with them!”
Powered by JOOX, music fans can expect the app to include a host of new features, including a button where users can turn on and off their data usage. In addition, Telkom Music Powered by JOOX will include a variety of other innovative features under the ‘Mods’ section of the app.
Feature ‘Music Guru’ tests your music knowledge against other users. The interactive feature plays a song clip for users to identify within a few seconds. The goal? To get the highest score against other users in various genres and categories.
The music app’s ‘Radio’ feature allows you to find new tracks to share. The feature offers a non-stop listening experience that enables users to discover new music, aligned with and relevant to music they love.
Music together is better. And that’s why the ‘Flock’ feature allows users to create playlists together for their next big event – whether in person or virtual. With Flock, it doesn’t matter who has their phone connected to the aux.
Telkom Music Powered by JOOX is for Android devices only.