Mumbai-based online ticketing system BookMyShow announces the launch of their new audio entertainment streaming service with 'Jukebox' on their mobile app offering over 2000+ hours of free on-demand original and curated content in English and multiple regional languages like Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Tamil, Oriya to name a few.
Jukebox is an audio service implemented on the BookMyShow app that gives you access to a catalogue containing millions of audio entertainment curated and licenced by the company. You can stream and listen to music playlists, news, horror stories, science and various talk shows all for free. The app also uses machine learning to offer users content suggestions based on their preferences and usage. In case you want to listen to songs offline, the app gives you music credits every time you purchase a ticket that can be used to redeem/download songs of your choice and save them to local memory.
The new music streaming service is currently only available on the Android app however, the company promises that it will soon be available to iOS users as well.
Read the complete press release below
BookMyShow’s recently launched audio entertainment offering Jukebox has now introduced a wide variety of digital audio shows on its platform. In addition to downloading their favourite songs, Jukebox – a unique digital radio service will now enable its listeners to easily discover and listen to specially curated BookMyShow original audio shows and licenced content.
This marks BookMyShow’s entry into non-music entertainment providing listeners comprehensive audio entertainment options across categories including Horror, Sports, Bollywood, News and Business, Kids, Comedy, Music, Entertainment (story-telling, drama, mystery etc.), History, and Mythology & Devotion. Together this will offer over 2000 hours of on-demand content to Jukebox listeners, free! Moreover, Jukebox is the only service allowing its users to download the content and listen to it offline, without any fee.
The ‘JustPressPlay’ proposition, will give Jukebox users the best-curated entertainment options on their fingertips. For easy discoverability, Jukebox has been designed to show trending content first, followed by recently added and then delving into different categories of content. In addition to English, “talk content” will also be available through over 60 shows in multiple regional languages including Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Tamil, Oriya to name a few. Jukebox will add new shows every 15 days, and release new episodes of existing shows on a daily or weekly basis.
The Jukebox listeners will also have the liberty to choose from four different streaming speed options- Data Saver, Normal, Good and HD.
“As BookMyShow is moving toward becoming a 360-degree entertainment destination, we are excited to explore the potential of audio entertainment with Jukebox. To make the experience unique for each listener, we will use a mix of machine and deep learning to understand user preferences and offer content suggestions in line with them.” said Aditya Kuber, Associate Vice President-Audio Entertainment, BookMyShow. “Through BookMyShow Jukebox, we also want to identify and promote new talent and work towards building the complete ecosystem around talk radio. It’s a category that we believe has tremendous potential and we look forward to working with audio enthusiasts to create the most engaging content”, he added.
Aditya Kuber, Associate Vice President-Audio Entertainment, BookMyShow
Jukebox will now be offering curated playlists by experts including Nikhil Chinapa, Rohit Barker, Brian Tellis among others. BookMyShow has also roped in major music labels such as Universal, Sony Music, Warner, T-Series, Zee, Saregama, Times Music, and Think Music. Some of the original “talk content” shows to look forward to include The Suresh & Jose show by Suresh Menon and Jose Covaco, and Hrishi K to name a few.
BookMyShow had earlier acquired Nfusion for its robust tech platform and an experienced team, which provided a fillip to BookMyShow’s audio entertainment offerings.