TikTok owner ByteDance launches music streaming platform in India

The logo of TikTok application is seen on a screen in this picture illustration taken February 21, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/Illustration

Bytedance, owner of popular short-video platform TikTok, today launched its music streaming service called Resso. The app will take on homegrown competitors like Gaana and JioSaavn, alongside global giants in the space like Spotify and Apple Music.

While Resso is being first launched in India, Hari Nair, Head of Music Content and Partnership at Resso India said the idea is to be a global music streaming platform. The app wants to differentiate itself from others by taking elements from TikTok, which add a social aspect to music streaming.

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