Music, as anyone would tell you, is food for the soul. How many of you here recall a song and the exact time when you first heard it.
Be it the first time you fell in love, a road trip with friends, and even the wedding dholkis, many of us here know that music occupies an irreplaceable place in our lives.
Now before we bore you with a snoozefest of a post, its time to put on your headphones and/or crank up your speakers, and hit up one of these websites to listen to your fill of desi beats.
These are the best places to listen to Pakistani and Indian songs online:
Patari is the most social-media savvy music streaming website in Pakistan today. But that’s not its only claim to fame.
The Pakistani-owned music site is also at the forefront of promoting undiscovered artists, with them regularly featuring tracks by the best music talent that Pakistan has to offer. Oh and lest we forget, they also do expertly curated music playlists and mobile apps, both of which make em the Pakistani answer to Spotify.
Check out the free-to-listen Patari here.
Billed as Pakistan’s first legal music website and app, Taazi is the venture of ex-Awaz singer Haroon and EMI Music, the largest Pakistani distributor of music.
EMI Pakistan owns the rights to many of the evergreen hits from the yesteryears. So if you are looking to get your fix of nostalgia, Taazi might be just the music platform you need. Of course, the site also features new and current music as well.
Taazi also comes with mobile apps and you can check them out here.
Saavn is an American digital distributor of English and Indian music that is available in all countries. The company takes its slogan ‘no work, all play’ quite literally, offering free music search and streaming for its 13 million users (since March 2015).
You can start listening to songs at Saavn here.
This one’s for those who like their music listening to be gapless (the next song preloads, ensuring smooth transition between songs). For those who like their music catalog full of quintessential Bollywood hits, you can’t go wrong with Gaana.com.
Gaana is available for web and mobile, and also comes with deep social media integration for those who want it.
So fellow music listeners, what do you think? What’s your favorite music streaming service online for Pakistani and Indian hits? Did we miss any service that deserves a place here? Let us know in the comments below.