YouTube Music and YouTube Premium now available in India

Angelo Anderson
March 13, 2019

With the launch, India's music and video streaming space has become even more crowded and now includes all major global providers as well as several home-grown services.

Over the previous year artists like Guru Randhawa, Badshah, Arijit Singh and Neha Kakkar have reached the YouTube music country charts in the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and Canada, along with the global chart.

YouTube, which already enjoys a king's share in the video streaming space in the country, joined the music streaming market on Tuesday, launching the YouTube Music app, and YouTube Music Premium for its users. The app also suggests music based on location and time of day. It is available for download on Google Play Store and iOS App Store.

YouTube Music is a music streaming service where you could either just listen to the songs or watch the videos as you now do in the main YouTube app.

Having launched YouTube Music in the USA back in May 2018, the app is finally coming to India and if you love listening to covers and folk music that isn't readily available anywhere else but on YouTube, there couldn't be better news. Their Offline Mixtape will also automatically download up to 100 songs they love onto their mobile device. And if you purchased a Galaxy S10, you get four months of full YouTube Premium for free, assuming that you're a new customer. Paid subscriptions will also offer consumers additional features like offline playback, ad-free experience and background listening among others. Now, the company has announced the same service in India. YouTube Music as the company claims is the one-stop for music.

YouTube Music: How it Compares to the Competiton?

"We are seeing lot of engagement across diverse set of content in India and India is exporting tremendous amount of music culture". "With YouTube Music, we are hoping to bring the best in global and Indian music to millions of fans across India, and give them an immersive music experience, with the magic of music on YouTube".

The company said subscribers of Google Play Music will get YouTube Music Premium membership as part of their subscription each month. Users can find all their downloads, saved music, recently played tracks, subscribed artists and playlists under the "Library" tab and can adjust number of songs to download and more in their download settings.

YouTube Music will be going head-to-head with the likes of Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, JioSaavn, and Gaana in the country.

YouTube Music is now available in India.

While it's not really that hard to find music to play on YouTube, it can get pretty inconvenient to shoehorn a service that wasn't built for that objective.

The internet giant will also look to move the paid subscribers of Google Play Music to YouTube Music, although it didn't disclose any specific timeline for this shift.

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