Stingray Music’s mobile app has reached 2 million downloads, doubling its user base since the same time last year, according to a news release from the Montreal firm.
The company reports that in the past 12 months, 33 million monthly visitors have spent an average of 9.2 hours a week listening to Stingray Music channels, up from five a week the previous year, and more than 60% of the downloads originated in Canada, the company said.
The app, available in the Apple and Google Play stores, features 2,000 channels, 100 genres, and 200 exclusively Canadian music channels.
“It is incredibly rewarding to witness the widespread adoption of the Stingray Music mobile app, especially right here at home,” said Stingray’s SVP marketing and communications Mathieu Péloquin, in a news release.
“Although downloads do not tell the whole story behind the success of any app, hitting such an important milestone validates our commitment to providing listeners with the greatest music discovery app on the market. There are many other streaming services out there, but none that are dedicated to promoting Canadian talent from coast to coast. We will continue to improve and develop our service, and pursue our mission of promoting local talent here and abroad.”
Stingray Music, the digital pay TV audio service owned by Stingray Digital, launched its online music player in 2016. It is free to anyone with a subscription to a provider that carries Stingray Music.
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