You probably already know LINE for being one of those chat and instant messaging apps that has stood up to WhatsApp, although the truth is that hardly anyone can put up a fight against the application owned by Facebook... at least outside Japan, because that's where the guys at Naver control the market of chat applications.
In fact, LINE is much more than that and has created an ecosystem of applications that fulfill different functions, with one of them capable of playing online music via streaming just like Spotify. We're talking about LINE Music.
Music service that mixes well with LINE Messenger
This is an online music player in which the users cannot only request on demand any of the songs available in the catalog but can also share them with other users through the messaging app. You can send songs individually or to groups, and also playlists.
This service was released initially in Thailand to compete against Deezer, Rdio, and Tidal. Shortly after, it was also published in Japan, where the main streaming music companies weren't fully established, allowing it to win over a large number of users (although it currently has to compete against Apple Music and PlayStation Music, run by Spotify).
Sharing songs and playlists by chat is a reality with LINE.
Can I download the app anywhere around the world?
Well, you can definitely download it as you can easily get hold of the APK and install it on your phone. But getting it to work is a totally different thing, as the service is only available in the above-mentioned Asian countries.
At present, it's available for both Android and iPhone, and even if it doesn't land in our country sometime soon, it would be a great idea if its competitors would incorporate its many social functions to their players (everyone would love a function to share music on WhatsApp).