YouTube Music and YouTube Premium now officially available in India

YouTube Music and YouTube Premium now officially available in India

Just like Apple Music, you can also play music saved on your device in the YouTube Music app.

The company said subscribers of Google Play Music will get YouTube Music Premium membership as part of their subscription each month.

The premium music service costs R60/month, though there's also an ad-supported version available for free, emulating the model used by market leader Spotify.

Individual subscriptions are priced at Rs 99 per month while family subscriptions cost Rs 149 per month. And if you purchased a Galaxy S10, you get four months of full YouTube Premium for free, assuming that you're a new customer.

YouTube Premium (ad-free) have been launched in India.

YouTube Music collectively offers a huge variety of songs, albums, playlists, radio etc along with a wide catalog of remixes, live performances, covers, etc personalized, at a single place.

Just over a week after the launch of the Spotify in India, there is a new streaming service in town.

YouTube Music and YouTube Premium now officially available in India

Yes alongside the YouTube Music the company has also launched a Premium service which is ad-free, but the users will need to pay to use the service.

"India is where the multi-lingual music scene thrives" said Lyor Cohen, Global Head of Music at YouTube, in a statement.

The YouTube Music app is available on both, Android and iOS, and can be downloaded off their respective App Stores. It's interesting to note how Indian artists have consistently claimed top spots over the last few months in the Global YouTube Top Artists chart. "With YouTube Music, we are hoping to bring the best in global and Indian music to millions of fans across India, and give them an immersive music experience, with the magic of music on YouTube". You also get access to exclusive original content that is done in collaboration with creators on YouTube.

The home screen will adapt to each user to provide recommendations based on the music played before, as well as the listeners activities through the day, including going to the gym, tracks to listen to during one's daily commute and more.

There's also a "smart search" feature that makes it easier to find songs you may not know the title of.

Over the a year ago artists like Guru Randhawa, Badshah, Arijit Singh and Neha Kakkar have reached the YouTube music country charts in the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and Canada, along with the global chart.

YouTube Premium is available for Rs 129 per month per user. Currently, it is offering a paid YouTube Music membership for all paid Google Play Music subscribers. Given the limited catalogue of the original content on YouTube Premium, the service is not really a competitor to any of the video streaming services like Netflix or Prime Video and will only look enticing to the consumers who want to enhance their YouTube watching experience, more than getting any extra content.

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