By: Nirupam Manik, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi
Last updated : Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 15:11
The whole music store is divided into different segments such as 'Best of Bollywood', 'Indian Pop Hits', etc.
Good News! Google Play Music is now available in India. It took about 5 years for Google to make available the service for the Indian users. On the contrary, it is available in most counties since 2011 coupled with features like podcast directory. Though there have been no official confirmation or announcement, one can access the store by simply tapping the 'Store' menu in the Google Play Music app.
The whole music store is divided into different segments such as 'Best of Bollywood', 'Indian Pop Hits', etc. There is even a Recommended 'For You' section which personalises the list according to users' preference. Some of the features such as Play Music All Access for unlimited streaming, podcasts and radio are still missing but are expected to roll out soon.
The update was actually rumoured to release in July 2016 but the store was noticed just today by some of the tech portals.
Apart from iTunes, Airtel's Wynk music store is another competitor of Google Play Music which has gradually made way to people's app drawer.
Google already started selling Google Play credits which can now be used to purchase content from Google Play Music Store as otherwise it asks for Credit Card which in India is not a famous mode of payment. The store is available on Android, Web and for iOS as well but some of the users are running into some kind of trouble signing in on an iPhone.
Google yesterday released YouTube Go app which will focus on people with low internet connectivity. Additionally, Hindi support for Google Assistant bot on Allo is on its way. Further, Google also announced Google Station Wi-Fi platform across various Indian railway stations.