Google has finally done what most of its Indian fans have been waiting for. This is regarding its Music streaming service which was already available in the US. Google announced YouTube Music in the US and other countries which focuses on Music and is different from YouTube. Now, YouTube Music has been officially launched in India. Also, it seems that the announcement came because of Spotify’s launch in India. Nevertheless, it is definitely beneficial for customers in India.
One thing to note, however, is that Google seems to have priced its services in India perfectly. This is in comparison with other services like Amazon Music, Spotify, Apple Music and local services like Saavn and Gaana. YouTube’s Premium subscription for YouTube Music starts at Rs. 99 per month which is the lowest among international services in India. Spotify’s Premium subscription costs Rs. 119 per month and Apple Music Premium can be bought at Rs. 120 per month.
It can be clearly seen that YouTube Music Premium is priced lower. With YouTube Music Premium, you get background playback, ad-free music and unlimited download. But that is not all as YouTube has launched Premium subscription for its main service too. You can now subscribe to YouTube Premium as well. This will give you ad-free video watching experience as well as unlimited downloads. Not only that, you get YouTube Music Premium with your YouTube Premium subscription as well.
This essentially means that you are just paying Rs. 30 extra for going ad-free on YouTube. Apart from that, YouTube Premium will be free for 4 months to Samsung users in India as part of its partnership with YouTube. Also, YouTube has given a free 1-month trial for Indian users to try out YouTube Premium as well. As for YouTube Music Premium, you get a free 3-month trial but you have to give your card details. It is also important to cancel the subscription before the trial period ends otherwise Rs. 99 will be auto-debited from your card.