GSMA names SPINNR as best music app at the Mobile World Congress

Smart’s music streaming service, SPINNR, was hailed the “Best Mobile Music App” by GSMA telecoms industry association at the recently concluded Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain.

The multiplatform app has been commended with “a proven track record in driving subscriptions in the Philippines, thanks to a bite-sized revenue model with carrier billing in a low credit card user base environment.”

GSMA’s 20th Global Mobile Awards is touted as the “Oscars” of the mobile industry. SPINNR bested nominees Samsung’s Milk Music, Universal Music’s The Kleek, Bharti Airtel’s Wynk, and the Radio Sawa app.

“Our warmest congratulations to all the winners of the 20th Global Mobile Awards,” said GSMA chief executive officer John Hoffman. “Our winners are in the esteemed company of the mobile innovators, pioneers, and leaders that have won these coveted awards over the last two decades, many of whom have been game-changers in transforming the way that the world communicates.”

SPINNR, which was launched in 2013, is the only music app in the country that combines premium ad-free streaming with song purchases and free radio service for as low as PHP 2.50 a day, with no data charges. SPINNR also allows Smart, Talk ‘N Text, and Sun Cellular subscribers to pay for music downloads or convenient streaming through prepaid load deductions or charging to their postpaid bill.


“We are happy that our homegrown SPINNR app has been recognized as the top mobile music app in the world. Just a few years ago, Filipinos were not very familiar about the concept of music streaming. By giving users the total music experience through streaming, exclusive merchandise, and the hottest music events, SPINNR has revolutionized the way Filipinos enjoy and experience music through their mobile phones,” said Mellissa Limcaoco, head of Smart’s innovation and product development group.

SPINNR is free to download on the App Store and Play Store. It can also can be accessed on laptops and desktops via Users can log in to the service using their Smart, Talk ‘N Text, or Sun Cellular account or their Facebook account.