The story of an attempt to ban the Chinese music streaming application Resso has spread all over the world. Dozens of Chinese apps have been blocked in India, and not only entertainment sites, but also educational and scientific apps have been hit. The developers tout Resso as the world’s first social media music streaming app and propose to make social sharing the centerpiece of the user experience, making it a first in the music industry.
The story with this application in India is reminiscent of a crime detective. Initially, TikTok, owned by the same company as the streaming service Resso, was banned in India. The reason was the conclusion of the Indian state security service that the popular Chinese social network collects confidential user information and passes it on to China’s special services. There were also allegations of distributing child pornography and more. Everyone expected the Resso music streaming app to be banned as well.
It must be said that the application has received the greatest popularity in India. This streaming app is currently active in China, India, Indonesia and Brazil. But the geography of the application plans to expand significantly in the near future. By the way, Indian users accounted for more than 60% of the streaming service’s subscribers. such a loss would definitely mean a huge step back in development for him. As of autumn 2021, India’s music streaming industry has nearly 300 million users. It is indeed a huge country with enormous opportunities, in particular for music streaming. Indians have been fond of music for centuries. Indonesia is the fourth largest country in the world in terms of population. The internet penetration rate in the country is 64.8% and continues to grow, so this market is important for the Chinese music streaming service, but India still plays a paramount role.
But the Indian government continues to crack down on mobile apps of Chinese origin. The reason for this was the tension in relations between the two most populous countries in the world, as well as the recent border conflict between their armed forces.
In December 2021, the Indian intelligence agencies again tried to initiate a ban on Resso. But this time, they didn’t succeed either. As Indian media outlets such as The Economic Times have realized, music streaming app Resso, owned by TikTok’s Chinese parent company ByteDance, has again escaped a ban.
Resso is more of a combination of a music streaming service and social media, kind of like a social network for music. And this recipe allows him to have a unique experience on the music platform for the first time. Basically, with features such as social media sharing and song lyrics sharing, users can enjoy a more fun playback of their favorite music. But ultimately, Resso remained valid in India, which should please streaming music lovers.