In February this year, Safaricom launched a new all-inclusive music streaming service, Songa, that would offer a wide variety of music to consumers, as well as an additional platform for artistes to sell their music.
While launching, customers would dial *812# and a text would be sent to their phones giving them the option of getting the app either by visiting their website www.songamusic.com/download or directly getting it from Google Play Store for Android Users.
Customers would then have access to over 2.5 million songs in its database whilst being charged a daily subscription fee of Kshs 25 or a weekly Kshs 150 or a monthly fee of Kshs 499, after being given a free 14 day trial, which has now been reduced to Kshs 5 a day according to Chinasa Udeala, GM Songa Music.
Dubbed Songa Gold, the Kshs 5 daily subscription will offer customers access to all local, African and a select of international songs available on Songa. The Kshs 25 subscription is however still available as Songa Premium and offers full access to Songa’s music database.
Songa is now 5 bob a day. #SongaNaTano
Enjoy unlimited music downloads with data free streaming.
2x the speed with over 2 million tracks including the latest local and African tracks.
— Songa by Safaricom (@songamusic) August 23, 2018
Other new updates according to the statement are:
- Data free streaming
- 2x the speed
- Unlimited downloads
- New easy to use design
- Over 2.5 million songs including the latest local and African tracks
- Ad-free and uninterrupted streaming
- Fixed crashes on playlists and albums.
- Fixed crashes on Huawei devices when loading playlists or charts.
- Fixed login issues.
- Performance improvements.
- Miscellaneous bug fixes and improvements.
This is me hoping that these fixes will stick especially with all the random times the app would crash when trying to stream music (I thought it was just my phone 🤷♀️) as well as the very many failed new user sign-ups especially after the 14 day free trial and maybe the number of app downloads might just increase from the present 100,000.