Music streaming is not a big thing in India but since the internet services are getting cheaper day after day, smartphone users are relying more on the internet. Looking at the upcoming rise in the music streaming industry, several music streaming apps are already gearing up for new things. Just like the recent launch of Spotify stirred the other streaming services, now YouTube Music App Has Launched in India Will Become the Biggest Competition for all The Streaming Services.
We are here with the comparisons of prices and key features of all the major music streaming services in India. Let’s see how YouTube Music Joins a List of Different Music Streaming Services Including Apple Music,
Spotify, Google Play Music, Gaana, and JioSaavn.
YouTube Music joins a list of different music streaming services including Apple Music, Spotify, Google Play Music, Gaana, and JioSaavn. Each cost different and offer something different than the other. Along with the YouTube Music app, the Google-owned company also launched YouTube Premium services to offer premium subscription services in return of all the paid movies and other premium content. Note that, Swedish company Spotify claimed to have over one million users after its first week of release in India recently.
What once was ground with only one or two players in it looks like a crowded space now. We have Amazon Music, Google Play Music, Apple Music, Spotify as the globally serving streaming services along with the India-based players such as Gaana and JioSaavn, all competing for the music streaming.
YouTube Music at Rs 99 Per Month (Basic Usage is Free)
Let’s talk about the latest release- YouTube Music. While the basic app is free for users, there are some premium services that will cost Rs 99 per month. The ad-free premium version of the app will give you an uninterrupted music streaming experience. Impressively, as part of their launch offer, YouTube Music Premium will be free for the first three months for all users.
Another service launched alongside YouTube Music is YouTube Premium which costs Rs 129 per month. The reason it’s better than the YouTube Music lies in the fact that a YouTube Premium subscription gives you access to the ad-free premium version of YouTube Music too. You don’t have to buy both of them separately. Along with the ad-free membership, you will get background play and offline downloads for YouTube videos too.
Google has confirmed that Google Play Music subscribers will also get YouTube Music Premium access each month for free as part of their subscription. It not only gives you access to music but also opens you to live performances, playlist creation, and offline streaming. Moreover, welcome the smart search option because sometimes you don’t remember the name of the song and what better place to search for anything than a Google-based platform. You can search by lyrics, and don’t worry even if a word or two are misplaced somewhere, you will still get to your song. You can download up to 100 songs on your device if you are a paid member. The YouTube Music app is available on iOS, Android, and is open for web streaming at www.music.youtube.com
Spotify Music at Rs 119 Per Month (Basic Usage is Free)
World’s most popular music streaming service, Spotify, has also turned down its prices for Indian users. While the basic version with ads is free, the Spotify Premium is available at Rs 119 per month. You can download the app on Google Play Store, iOS App Store, or Windows Store for a Windows 10 or above device.
Spotify is free for everyone who is just in for music. However, there are no perks of an ad-free or offline streaming. The Swedish music streaming service offers a 30-day free trial to the users signing up for Premium account. The premium account also lets users save songs on their devices in different qualities.
Spotify is known for the curated playlists it can offer that heavily relies on the artists you put into your favorites list. The company is not only offering a monthly pack but has opened a flexible range of packs for its Premium services starting from a one day pack for Rs 13 and going up to an annual pack for Rs 1189.
The only problem Spotify is facing is the dispute with Warner Bros. which is not allowing any music from them due to copyright issues. Excluding music from Warner Brothers, there are many artists still not available in India.
Apple Music at Rs 120 Per Month
Apple Music has been around for quite a while now and the iPhone-maker offers premium services at Rs 120 per month. Along with the premium subscription, users get a month of free subscription initially as part of the free trial. A better option to stream on a Premium Apple Music account is the family pack where you have to pay Rs 190 a month and a total of 6 users can stream music from the same account.
Apple Music also supports downloads and users can create their own playlists too. One of the major highlights of Apple Music is the Radio service, which runs some popular shows such as Carpool Karaoke, etc. There is another student plan from the company which costs Rs 60 per month and offers half the services of a regular plan. Apple claims to have 50 million songs available for streaming on the platform.
Amazon Prime Music Bundled with Amazon Prime Video at Rs 999 Per Year
Let’s hear it for one of the cheapest streaming services of the country. Offering a subscription of Amazon Prime at Rs 999 per year, the company provides unlimited access to everything Prime starting from Prime Video which has some great original web series and movies. Prime Music comes bundled with this pack allowing users to enjoy their favorite music as well as movies and shows for just Rs 999 a year.
You can avail the services on any device you like with its iOS, Android apps, and a web-based player. With Amazon Prime, you get an ad-free experience of music at Prime Music. Not only that, but this single subscription also allows you to stream music on Alexa for free. The platform offers several music options especially the regional music covering multi-language music industries across the country.
Google Play Music at Rs 99 Per Month
Google Play Music is not that big of streaming services as compared to others. But it still has a good user base that it will utilize to promote YouTube Music. The premium streaming services on Google Play Music cost Rs 99 per month similar to YouTube Music. However, unlike other streaming services, there is no free or basic plan. Subscription is a must for any sound from the app. There are millions of songs, videos, and radio stations available on the Google Play Music.
Gaana at Rs 99 Per Month
One of the most popular streaming services in India, Gaana serves a basic, non-ad free service for free to everyone. It offers premium services at Rs 99 per month enabling different features. Known as Gaana Plus, you can avail the premium services for a year at as low as Rs 499. Available on iOS and Android, the platform claims to have over 30 million songs on it.
The premium membership, known as Gaana Plus, enables users to stream endless in High Definition without any ads and download unlimited songs on the device. Similar to a few other music streaming services, Gaana also has radio services. You can choose your language preference to get suggestions from the language you want
JioSaavn at Rs 99 Per Month
If not best, this can be named as one of the best music streaming services of India even if it includes ads. With the rise of Jio services and increase in Jio user base, the music streaming app was full of users. Claiming to have over 45 million songs, the platform was first known as Saavn before Jio took it under its shed. There are podcasts available on JioSaavn that are quite popular among users. You can get it on Android, iOS, and desktop. Some exclusive original music only available on JioSaavn is one of the most impressive things about JioSaavn.
Though most of its users even like the free version, JioSaavn offers a premium account at Rs 99 per month, where the first 90 days are free for all premium subscribers. You can listen to unlimited music without ads and download it on the device while owning a Pro account.