TikTok hit a milestone back in November amassing 1.5 billion downloads across the App Store and Google Play and becoming the third most downloaded app in the non-gaming category. And now, the company is gearing up to launch its music streaming app. TikTok owner ByteDance has just started testing its first music streaming app – Resso, in India and Indonesia. This new music streaming app was quietly released at the end of last month by the company.
A report from Bloomberg suggests the app was initially launched six months ago and has garnered over 27,000 users. Now, it’s available on the Google Play Store and the App Store in these countries. The app is free to use with a premium tier offering at Rs. 119 ($1.68) – the same as Spotify.
The UI and functions of this app is completely different traditional music streaming apps. It has a similar UI and function to that of TikTok. You can switch between songs just by swiping up and down.
Just like TikTok videos – You’ll see a video or a GIF playing in the background with lyrics displayed on the screen. You can also choose from multiple videos for the same song. While some songs have official videos available, you can also select some user-generated videos. It almost feels like you’re in a Karaoke bar.
One of the most interesting features of this app is the sharing method. Once you tap on the Share button, you can particular lines of lyrics of the song, a background image, and font to build a story-like image.
As of now, there is only a limited number of music library available. Currently, you will only find music from T-Series and Times Music. However, ByteDance is working on to add more libraries on the platform. Also, there is no integration of this app with TikTok. But in future, this app will be integrated with TikTok.
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