YouTube has finally launched YouTube Music streaming service in India, after it was announced back in May last year. Google launched its Play Music service in India back in 2016. YouTube Music lets you play official songs, albums, thousands of playlists and artist radio plus YouTube’s huge catalog of remixes, live performances, covers and music videos – all simply organized and personalized.
YouTube Music is available for free with ads, but you can get YouTube Music Premium to play songs and videos in the background even when the phone is locked. YouTube Music Premium also offers offline downloads and a completely ad-free experience starting at Rs. 99 per month or Rs. 149.00/month for family plan to share it with 5 more family members.
As a part of special introductory offer, it offers 3 months free YouTube Music Premium subscription. At the end of the trial period, users will be automatically charged the standard subscription price unless cancelled before the end of the trial. Google Play Music users will get YouTube Music Premium membership as part of their subscription each month.
YouTube has also launched YouTube Premium in India at Rs. 129 a month that includes membership to YouTube Music Premium, offers an ad-free experience with background play and offline downloads for videos on YouTube, as well as access to all YouTube Originals, including Cobra Kai and BTS: Burn The Stage. Samsung Galaxy S10 users get 4 months of free YouTube Premium, which includes access to YouTube Music. Others get 3-month free trial. At additional Rs. 60 per month, you can YouTube Premium family plan to share it with 5 more family members.
Commenting on the of YouTube Music in India, Lyor Cohen, Global Head of Music, YouTube said:
India is where the multi-lingual music scene thrives. It’s interesting to note how Indian artists have consistently claimed top spots over the last few months in the Global YouTube Top Artists chart. 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.
T.Jay Fowler, Director of Product Management, Music Products, YouTube said:
We know that India loves watching music videos on YouTube — be it the vibrancy, choreography, stars and glamour. Music from India has always been so much more than just the audio. Therefore for us, with the launch of YouTube Music, all the emphasis is on the familiar and to make every user experience richer as they start using the service. From recommended music videos, live performances, covers, to new videos — it’s all here, and only here.