After the recent launch of Spotify music streaming service in India, Google has now released YouTube Music service as competition in the country. These services compete against each other amongst already existing rivals like JioSaavn, Gaana, Amazon Prime Music and Apple Music as well.
Google has announced the new YouTube Music service alongside the other two new services – YouTube Music Premium and YouTube Premium. These new services add to the services portfolio of Google in India – the company had already earlier launched Google Play Music and Google Play Movies services in 2017.
Starting with YouTube Music, there’s an ad-supported version for free, wherein users can listen to official songs, albums, several playlists and artists’ radios, and remixes. India’s T-Series YouTube channel is already famous globally with the largest subscriber base and the only music channel to achieve that feat. Users can gather all the music at one place through YouTube Music, as stated with ‘Ads.’
If you are a user who doesn’t want ads, then YouTube has another option as well, which is YouTube Music Premium. It is a paid subscription service that allows users to play a YouTube Music video in the background and multi-task and toggle between apps simultaneously. Further, the music listening experience will be ad-free, and users get an option to offline downloads too. Furthermore, if you are Google Play Music subscriber already nothing will be changed, instead you get the YouTube Music Premium membership as well. As for the pricing the ad-free YouTube Music costs Rs 99/month.
And lastly, YouTube Premium – another paid subscription service from Google that costs Rs 129/month. This offers extended features of YouTube Music Premium and just not music. Yes, with YouTube Premium Users can go beyond music and can have services that include ad-free videos across YouTube along with background playback and offline download capabilities as well. Besides, YouTube Premium users can also get access to YouTube Originals too alongside the YouTube Music service.
This new foray into music and video streaming by Google in India via YouTube looks promising. And the pricing of these services are on par with the competing apps such as recently launched Spotify is priced at Rs 119/month, and Apple Music costs Rs 129/month, and other services are also priced accordingly. Additionally, and similar to the Spotify service – the newly launched Galaxy S10 smartphone users can get uninterrupted access to YouTube Premium service for free, upto 4-months from the Galaxy S10 purchase. Would you be subscribing to these new YouTube subscriptions services? Do let us know in the comments and stay tuned to PhoneRadar for more such interesting updates.