Songa by Safaricom is a new music on demand app. The app gives you unlimited access to millions of songs and an entire music library. And the good thing is – all this is ad-free – we all hate ads.
In this post, I am going to take you through the process of downloading Songa, registering, paying for a subscription and cancelling your subscription.
- The app is currently available to Android users.
- The app is currently available to Safaricom customers (both prepay and postpaid users).
How to Download and install Songa by Safaricom App
To download the Songa apk for android phones, head over to Google Play Store on your phone.
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Once on Play Store, search for Songa on the search bar at the top of the app.
Once the Songa app shows, tap on Install then Accept to grant it the necessary permissions. It will take a few seconds to download and install the app.
Now tap on ‘Open’ to launch the Songa by Safaricom app.
On the welcome screen, you have two sign in options. You can either sign in with either Facebook or Google.
For this guide, I’ll sign in with Facebook.
On the next screen, enter your phone number and tap on the ‘Next’ button.
A Songa verification code will be sent to your phone. Your phone should be able to detect the code and automatically fill it out. If your phone doesn’t detect the code, you’ll need to copy it from your sms and paste it on the app.
Next, click on the ‘Continue’ button.
Now it is time to file out your personal profile. Fill out your date of birth and gender. As for your name, and email address, the Songa app pulls them from your Facebook profile.
Check on the checkbox to agree with the app’s terms and conditions.
Now you are set and ready to go.
How to Pay for Songa by Safaricom Plans
To listen to music on Songa you need a subscription. To view your Songa subscription, subscribe or cancel a subscription, tap on the ‘Settings’ cog at the bottom.
On the settings menu, tap on ‘Profile and Subscriptions’
At the time of writing, Songa has two plans: Songa Gold and Songa Premium.
With Songa Gold (charges you ksh. 5 per day), you get to local, African and select international hits.
With Songa Premium (charges you ksh. 25 per day), you get to local, African and all international hits.
Choose your preferred plan and tap on ‘Subscribe’ button. You will receive a pop up confirmation.
After you have subscribed it is now time to enjoy the best and latest hits from around the world.
How to Download Songs on Songa by Safaricom
Pick a song by exploring the genres available or by searching the song name on the ‘Discover’ field at the top of the app.
When the song starts playing, the download button (in the shape of a downward-pointing arrow inside a circle) can now be seen. Hit the button and the song will download.
To access your downloaded songs, tap on the ‘My Music’ tab at the bottom navigation bar.
Downloaded music can be listened offline without using data (this is what Safaricom is calling data free steaming).
How to Cancel your Songa Subscription
If for any reason, you feel like cancelling your Songa subscription, go to the app’s settings, choose ‘Profile and settings’ and select unsubscribe.
Alternatively, dial *100# for prepaid customers or *200# for postpaid customers, select my subscriptions, then select premium services & games, select My active SMS services, select 22122 and unsubscribe.