Bollywood Music Hit Dhingana Launches Adaptive Streaming On iOS
India’s leading music-on-demand service Dhingana has updated its iOS app. This is the first app outside of the US that offers Apple’s dynamic adaptive streaming for music playback.
In March, we reported that Apple was working on a dynamic adaptive streaming that would allow mobile users to access their streaming music in a less bandwidth-intensive manner.
For example, those with fast Wi-Fi, 3G or 4G connections would hear their streaming music in high-quality stereo. Mobile users with slower 2G or Enhanced Data rates for GSM Evolution (EDGE) connections would hear their streaming audio in mono. The exciting thing here is that no matter what your mobile data speed is, you will still be able to hear your streaming audio uninterrupted. Nor you would need to manually adjust any settings yourself.
On Tuesday, 10 July 2012, Apple announced today that it had more than 2 million mobile users, of which 56% were in the US and Europe. US users alone stream more than 30 million minutes of Bollywood and Indian Pop music (known as Indipop) per month. When all countries are combined, Dhingana’s users stream over 60 million minutes of Bollywood and Indipop music per month.
The Dhingana app is a free download and it is universal. It works both on iPhone and iPad. Using this app is a great way to discover new music and now with its dynamic adaptive streaming you will never miss a beat.