Saavn renamed to JioSaavn on App Store, merged with JioMusic app

Saavn renamed to JioSaavn on App Store, merged with JioMusic app
Almost eight months after the initial announcement regarding Reliance Jio and Saavn joining hands to become a new music streaming platform, it seems that the merger is now complete. When checked on Apple’s App Store, the Saavn Music & Radio has been renamed to JioSaavn Music & Radio. With this merger, Jio prepaid and postpaid subscribers can download the app and enjoy a free Saavn Pro membership for 90 days, are in for a treat, states the app’s changelog.  The announcement was made via the app's changelog, which reads, “After months of waiting, Saavn is now JioSaavn.” It mentions that there are no changes as of now but subscribers should get “more firepower” in the coming days. “...so suffice it to say, with Jio as our partner, you'll be getting the same app you know and love, with way more firepower and music than ever before. And there are a ton of great new features and improvements right around the corner, so stay tuned!” the changelog states. JioSaavn on iOS (Left) and standalone Saavn app on Android (Right) However, this is not the case on the Google Play Store as the new merged app is not still visible on the official Android app store. At the time of writing this report, Saavn Music & Radio is still a standalone app but interestingly, the Jio Music app has Saavn Media Pvt Ltd listed as its developer. There is no information on when the new app will make its way to the Play Store, but rest assured, we will update this story as soons as we get an official confirmation from the company, or the updated app is reflected on the platform. Additionally, one will not find Saavn anymore on the Apple App Store but the JioMusic app is still listed. However, its What's New section states, "Very soon, an all-new music experience will be in your way with “JioSaavn”. This update will ensure all your favorites, downloads and playlists are moved seamlessly into JioSaavn." So, it seems that neither of the two old apps will be around once the JioSaavn app is completely rolled out. Saavn Media Pvt Ltd is the developer of the standalone Jio Music app on Android.   Back in March, Jio announced that it would merge its JioMusic audio streaming app with Saavn. A company press release stated, “The integrated business will be developed into a media platform of the future with global reach, cross-border original content, an independent artist marketplace, consolidated data and one of the largest mobile advertising mediums. ”Back then, Reliance Jio had acquired a partial stake in Saavn for $104 million and claimed that the upcoming combined music streaming service would be one of the largest media streaming platforms in the country. 

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