Apple announces a collaboration with two of India’s most popular music streaming platforms for HomePod mini. The tech giant announced that with iOS 14.1 and later, users will be able to stream content to HomePod mini from popular music services including Gaana and JioSaavn. Read also – Apple Days sale on Flipkart: big discount on iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 11, iPhone XR, iPhone SE, iPhone 12
The HomePod mini launched with support for Apple Music, podcasts, radio stations from iHeartRadio, radio.com, TuneIn, Pandora, and Amazon Music. Until now, users could access all of their favorite songs, artists, albums and even podcasts through Apple Music and Apple Podcasts. Also Read – Is Your Old iPhone Slowing Down? This weird trick probably makes it faster
To enable Gaana and JioSaavn support, users can enable the feature through the settings menu. Here’s how to add Gaana or JioSaavan support to HomePod mini. Also Read – iPhone 13 May Not Have On-Screen Touch ID, To Be Added In Future iPhones
HomePod mini supports Gaana and JioSaavan
Now, to add Gaana or JioSaavn to HomePod mini, users can just head to app settings. There, they can tap the Connect with HomePod option and follow the onscreen instructions to set up streaming to HomePod.
Gaana currently offers over 45 million songs in 25 languages, including Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Kannada, Punjabi, Malayalam, English, Bhojpuri, Oriya, among others. JioSaavn, by comparison, offers over 60 million songs in different genres including Bollywood, English, Hindi and also several regional Indian language songs. To access premium content on Gaana and JioSaavan, users will need to purchase a subscription.
Commenting on the collaboration, Sandeep Lodha, CEO of Gaana, said: “Music streaming is revolutionizing the way we spend our leisure time, opening new avenues for indoor entertainment. At Gaana, we believe in being the constant companion of our users, no matter where they go or on what device they are. With Gaana now available on HomePod mini, our users will have a more consistent experience as they will now have seamless access to their personalized playlists and favorite songs no matter where they are in their home.
As a reminder, the HomePod mini launched last year in October. In India, the HomePod mini is priced at Rs 9,900. Users have the option of choosing the device from white and space gray.