Hungama Music belongs to Hungama Digital Media Entertainment. The company was launched back in 1999. Since then, the company has grown by leaps and bounds as a publisher, distributor of Bollywood & Asian entertainment, developer and an aggregator. It was only in 2012 when the company launched its music service as a platform for music artists and music lovers.
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Hungama Music allows not only in streaming free music but also in downloading free unlimited music tracks. However, its free trial has limited free download option. Let’s provide you with a detailed Hungama Music review from varied perspectives such as accessibility, music library, cost, Ad experience, plan details, etc.
How to access Hungama?
You can access Hungama Music via its web portal and its application on Android, Apple, Microsoft and Blackberry platform. However, the app will additionally allow you to download songs. The website has no download feature. Also, you do not have to sign in to play any music.
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If you want to create your playlist or favourite list of music, then you have to sign up. The site is mobile responsive and more than sufficient if you prefer to use your smartphone browser to stream music.
Website and mobile application experience
If I have not explained you already then you should know that Hungama’s single platform features music, movies, celebs, photos, videos, etc. There is no dedicated portal for music. Also, the portal homepage will throw you all options from movies, music, videos, etc. I was lost among these options and could not browse music by artists, popular charts, etc. Other similar sites such as Gaana, Saavn, Wynk, etc. have a beautiful user interface with all required options.
Although, there are a few options such as basic search bar, latest in Bollywood, trending songs, music reviews and song lyrics. Other than this, I could not find anything specific to music on site. You can stream songs, and as soon as you click play, a bottom music player bar will appear. The bar does have an additional option as lyrics which is not common on other websites.
Overall, Hungama Music site is a big letdown to me.
On the other side, Hungama application is little better than its web portal. But still, it is not good enough. Everything is jumbled up, and it was a hard time for me to make you things as I scroll up and down on its app. There is no segregation per artists, songs, genres, playlists, etc. Although, there is a top bar which will allow you to select languages and editor’s pick. Other than this I could not find anything worth mention. Overall, I will rate 6.5/10 for its user interface.
Hungama Music does show a lot of Ads on its website as well as on its application. You will see Ad tiles camouflaged with songs and movie tiles. By mistake, I have clicked on such Ads many times. I guess that’s the whole point and company seems to have accomplished its target. But this is no good user experience.
Also, you will see full-screen advertisements on its app which is kind of irritating.
However, if you opt for its paid plan, which is minimum Rs. 99 for 30 days, then there will be no Ads. You can go for the free trial where you can download 20 songs without paying a single penny. The paid plan will ensure HD music streaming and unlimited tracks downloads. I will rate here 6.5/10.
Music library and collection of songs
Hungama Music boasts of having a collection of over 3.5 million songs in 11 different languages which includes English and Hindi. Although, I had a hard time looking for artists and their songs but still managed to see popular ones such as Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, Coldplay, Drake, Eminem, DJ Snake, KYGO, Justin Bieber, David Guetta, Selena Gomez, Rihanna, Pitbull, Charlie Puth and many others.
Some of Hindi or Bollywood famous artists who are featured on Hungama are Arijit Singh, A R Rahman, Sonu Nigam, Sunidhi Chauhan, Amit Trivedi, Benny Dayal, Badshah, Atif Aslam, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Shreya Ghosal, KK, etc.
Choices are many, but there is no way to sort out things. I will rate here 7/10.
Quality of music
Quality of music varies with free and paid subscription. If you are a free user, then you would get to stream at 128 kbps or even lower bit rate tracks. The moment you opt for paid plans, you can stream and download songs up to 320 kbps bit rate or so-called HD quality music. I will rate here 7/10.
Inbuilt music player
Hungama Music has an inbuilt music player. It has all necessary options such as play/pause, next, backward, shuffle and loop. Apart from this, you can add songs in queue, download songs and add songs to your playlists. It does also have advanced options such as sound equaliser and lyrics option. Also, you can play local tracks stored on your smartphone or portable gadget. I will rate here 9/10.