Google finally brings its one-time subscription plan, the ‘Google Play Music All Access’ for Indian users. The search giant, back in September 2016 launched the Play Music Store in the country, but it did have some downsides. The membership plan, for instance, was not being offered by Google earlier for unknown reasons.
However, earlier today, some users have noticed that Google Play Music All Access service is visible in the Google Play Music app. Google is charging just Rs. 89 per month for the All Access service which is way cheaper than what Spotify is charging for its Premium service. Interestingly, Google is charging $9.99 (approx. Rs. 650) for the same membership in the US.
The Play Music Store has various popular albums and tracks to choose from. For each song, users will have to pay Rs. 15 and Rs. 90 per album. Google is also offering 30 days free trial for the All Access plan. However, you will have to pay the first months charges, i.e., Rs. 89 to get the 30-days free trial.
The best part about Google’s plan is that it's keeping the price minimal for the Indian users without limiting the music catalogue. With this pricing, Google is taking on the leading players such as Apple Music, Saavn, Gaana, and the like.
Google’s arch-rival, Apple, launched its Apple Music last year in India with the price starting at Rs. 120 per month for the individual plan, and Rs. 190 per month for the family plan. That said, the Apple Music app for Android doesn’t inspire any confidence due to its user interface and several issues.
Apple yesterday rolled out a major update for the Android version of Apple Music, which seems to have fixed all the issues, though.
Most of the users in India prefer Saavn and other local player apps such as Wynk Music, Gaana to stream and download the music online. With Android market share over 97 percent in the country, Google has hit the right spot by bringing in its ‘Google Play Music All Access’ service to the country.
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