Just days after Indian users welcomed Spotify, Google has introduced Youtube Music in India alongside YouTube Premium and YouTube Music Premium subscriptions. While YouTube Music is available for free, YouTube Music Premium is chargeable Rs 99 per month and YouTube Premium can be purchased for Rs 129 per month.
YouTube Music, which was launched four years ago globally finally makes its way to India and is a bump up over the Google Play Music. YouTube Music filters only music content from YouTube’s large collection of videos to offer users a music streaming service with video, if needed. Users will be able to search songs, albums, artists and a database of playlist depending upon their music taste.
The service also provides users with an option to view the music videos and live concerts of the songs that they search for as well as their remixes. Being a Google product, YouTube Music will be able to offer personalised playlists depending on your recent searches and locations.
While the regular YouTube Music app and desktop client offers free music streaming, YouTube Music Premium offers the same without ads. With a YouTube Music Premium subscription, customers can also listen to music offline as they’ll be able to download up to 100 tracks on their device. YouTube Music Premium also offers background playing, both on the Android/iOS apps and Web player as the song that is currently being played will continue streaming even when you get out of the app or when you lock the phone. YouTube Music Premium can be availed at Rs 99 per month in India and is currently being offers on a free trial of three months.
YouTube has also announced YouTube Premium for a price of Rs 129 per month. The subscription offers ad-free services across all YouTube videos and not just YouTube Music content. YouTube Premium users will also get access to YouTube Originals content, playing videos offline, download up to 100 videos and background playing. It also comes with all the perks that are available with YouTube Premium Music.
Google is also offering a YouTube Premium family plan for use of up to 5 family members for Rs 189 a month. YouTube Music is available on iOS devices through the Apple App Store, Android phones through Google Play Store and as a desktop client by heading over to music.youtube.com.