UAE-based Anghami launches Live Radio feature

SourceGulf Business

Anghami, the Middle East and North Africa’s largest streaming platform, has introduced it first-ever Live Radio feature allowing users to create and contribute to a social music-sharing experience.

It will enable users to talk whilst streaming songs, playlists and podcasts, creating a real-time experience of a podcast but along with real-time user engagement.

Anghami also plans to launch a Premium Live Radio feature in which users can send token and gifts to artists and creators, supporting new talents and introducing alternate revenue streams.

The streaming service’s library has over 57 million tracks. Users can also engage in a live-comments feature, applauding the host, and meeting other participants who have also joined.

“The social elements of music have always been part of our vision. In fact, ‘live radio rooms’ were part of our original business pitch in 2011, as we saw the opportunity for social audio features to take off,” says Elie Habib, co-founder and chairman of Anghami.

“With the pandemic keeping people at more...