May 22, 2024
ByteDance is shutting down its music streaming service Resso in India after government orders


The Resso app is currently taken off the Play Store and the App Store, as first noted by Moneycontrol. The streaming service is still active for those who have the app, but it’s not possible to purchase a new subscription. Apple and Google didn’t immediately comment on the story.

India was the last active market for Resso, which first launched in 2020. The streaming service was also operative in Indonesia and Brazil. However, ByteDance launched TikTok Music in both those markets last July. At that time, the company said that Resso would shut down in Brazil and Indonesia on September 5.

In May 2023, ByteDance made Resso a subscription-only service to offer “a better user experience for music fans, while increasing opportunities for rightsholders and artists.”

According to app analytics firm data.ai, last year, Resso was downloaded more than 21 million times across iOS and Android in India and users spent $2.9 million on in-app purchases.

Until now, ByteDance has launched TikTok Music in Australia, Singapore and Mexico apart from Indonesia and Brazil.



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