SEOUL, Oct. 6 (Korea Bizwire) – Eight out of 10 of smartphone users in Korea download music files and then listen to them instead of streaming music.
ESTsoft, the company that provides the ALSong music player, revealed the results of a survey conducted on the consumption patterns of smartphone users. The survey was conducted online, and queried 34,800 smartphone users in order to understand consumer tendencies and to provide better service.
When asked about their main choice for music consumption, 83.4 percent answered that they download music files and then listen to them. Only 15.7 percent of the respondents answered that they stream music.
The vast majority, 79.5 percent, answered that their music consumption decisions were based primarily on cost. Analysts suggest that many users feel uncomfortable subscribing to online music streaming services that require regular payments, or buying music online. Additional reasons were smartphone storage space (13.3 percent), and smartphone data (7.2 percent).
A synced lyrics option was the feature that smartphone users thought was the most important when they listened to music, followed by others such as convenient playlists, sound quality and status update widgets.
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