MTN MusicTime is a new time-based streaming service
MTN MusicTime gives you streaming access by the minute.
Just when we thought we had streaming services figured out, a new structure of it has been born.
MTN, one of SA’s biggest mobile networks, recently acquired music streaming company Simfy Africa in order to launch a new take on streaming services as we know.
Known as a ‘world first,’ MusicTime is a streaming service which grants users access to its catalog on a time basis.
As an MTN subscriber, you can buy 120 minutes of access for R5 or 300 minutes for R10 (data included), and the packages are valid for a week. Packages can be bought with MTN airtime, but for now MTN is offering 60 minutes for free to get people on it.
Users simply need to download the MusicTime app available for Android or iOS devices and they get time for their music that’s affordable.
Proof is in the catalogue pudding
“Data costs and the high costs of the top end music streaming products mean that the majority of our customers don’t have an affordable option for digital music and Simfy Africa came with the solution we were looking for,” says MTN SA’s executive for corporate affairs, Jacqui O’Sullivan.
It’s a great deal, especially for the majority of people in South Africa who don’t have regular access to Wi-Fi and don’t have R60 to spend per month. The crux of the situation lies in the catalog the service offers.
The catalog needs to be loaded with new releases and plentiful with local music; a streaming service for South Africans. We have some of the most expensive data in the world, so working around that makes the service even more desirable.
If you want to check it out, head on over to your app store and download MTN MusicTime.