We are delighted to announce that in the Japanese edition of the Best of 2017 awards, presented by Google's Google Play service, AWA has taken home the top prize, being named the Best App of 2017.
For the Google Play Best of 2017 project, Google Play has chosen apps and games that have won popularity in Japan this year, recognizing them as the "Best Apps of 2017." The awards are divided into 14 categories: 7 for apps, and 7 for games, with users' choice categories being added this year for both apps and games. Since its 2015 release, AWA has been nominated for Best App for three straight years. In 2015, AWA won "Best App of 2015." In 2016, it won the award for the "Best Entertainment App" category. This year, in addition to winning the "Best Entertainment App" category, AWA was honored as the "Best App of 2017," the top prize available to any app (excluding games).
AWA first became available to the public in May 2015. Since then, the service has streamed about 40 million songs. With offerings including approximately 10 million playlists from celebrities and users that cannot be heard anywhere else, AWA has grown to become Japan's biggest music streaming service. Following this honor, AWA will continue to strive to be a service that allows users to comfortably enjoy having both first meetings with new music and reunions with old favorites, while continuing to expand its features and its catalog of music, and working toward the revitalization of the Japanese music industry as a whole.
Additionally, from Friday, December 1st to 3:00 PM on Monday, December 25th, 2017, AWA will be running its Christmas Campaign. During the Christmas Campaign, users who sign up for a Standard Plan for the first time will have their regular one-month free trial period extended to three months (*1). Even if you have already completed your free trial period, you are still eligible for this plan if you have never signed up for a Standard Plan before (*2).
Now's your chance to save when starting a Standard Plan and possibly even receive a present as well! Don't miss out on this chance to upgrade!
(*1) Users who sign up through Google Play or the AWA Official Website will receive a 90-day trial period. Those who sign up through the App Store will receive a 3-month trial period.
(*2) Only first-time users of AWA will be able to receive their 90-day free trial period when signing up for a Standard Plan through the AWA Official Website.