SoundBar covers a wide spectrum of music genres including new music, pop, dance and party mixes, house music, music for moms with kids, 1980s and 1990s hits, Urban hits, Afrikaans, and hip-hop.

DJ Jazzy D from Jacaranda FM hosts his own station with party mixes. The Mom's Heart station is a safe space for moms and kids under 10 to listen to music and other original content created by East Coast Radio presenter Jane Linley-Thomas.

Simon's Rock On station features his selection of rock and metal from ACDC to ZZ Top. It also has episodes of Uncle Paul’s Bedtime Stories from the late 1980s.

In addition, there is also a pop-up channel, which will change regularly and contain special themes. The launch will include a 24-hour channel of love songs chosen by the music programmers and presenters at Jacaranda FM and East Coast Radio.

Vincent Maher, chief innovation officer at Kagiso Media, the media company behind SoundBar, says the app is unique in its efficient use of data. He adds, "We use 14Mb per hour, compared to similar apps which can use up to 140Mb per hour. So, in effect, SoundBar is ten times cheaper to listen to. We do this by combining the best audio compression available with a technique called Spectral Band Replication. You can even access the app off Edge signal."

Kagiso Media Radio's Nick Grubb says the app was created as the group moves towards an increased digital content offering. "Our traditional radio streams have grown exponentially in the last year and, given we have best-in-breed technology and talent curators in-house, this seemed like the perfect opportunity to deliver more choice and value to our audiences," he adds.

SoundBar is free for download from the Apple App store or by searching for SoundBarApp in the Google Play store.

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