In an unexpected and abrupt fashion, Yonder Music was pulled from both the App Store and Google Play Store on 23 March 2018. Celcom even removed the Yonder Music page from its site.
The blue telco did not explain why the service was pulled, and customers were not informed of the suspension beforehand.
On Yonder Music’s Malaysian Facebook page it reads:
“We are very sad and sorry to let you know that we are suspending service on Friday March 23rd, while we try to find an even better way to deliver the best music experience on Earth.”
First introduced as a value-add for Celcom’s customers in 2015, the streaming service is offered free via the Yonder Music App.
It’s a mobile-only on-demand streaming service that gives consumers unlimited ad-free access to millions of songs. The app also offers karaoke and offline listening.
Is there a chance that Yonder Music will return to Celcom? Who knows. For now, Celcom Xpax and FIRST customers will have to be satisfied with what’s offered with Music Walla namely JOOX, Raku, KKBox, Hungama Music, and over 30 local radio stations. Celcom has been in talks with Spotify, but it is unclear how far negotiations has gone.
Music Walla is offered as an add-on, costing MYR1 per week (prepaid only), or MYR3 per month.
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