YouTube Music Launched in India, YouTube Premium With Ad-Free Experience Costs Rs 129 per Month

YouTube Music takes on other audio streaming services in India such as Spotify, Apple Music, JioSaavn and others

Highlights
  • YouTube Premium allows users to watch have ad-free experience
  • The service costs Rs 129 per month and initially free for three months

On Tuesday, YouTube launched a new music streaming YouTube Music app in India. With the YouTube Music app, the company basically wants to make it easy for the users to explore and have more personalised experience than ever before. “The days of jumping back and forth between multiple music apps and YouTube are over. Whether you want to listen, watch or discover, it’s all here,” the company noted on an official press release.

“For the first time, all the ways music moves you can be found in one place”—this is how YouTube is explaining the YouTube Music to be. It is a music streaming service that is aimed to offer official songs, albums, thousands of playlists and artist radio plus remixes, live performances, covers and music videos and so much more. YouTube Music as the company claims is the one-stop for music. In India, YouTube Music will take on the likes of other music streaming apps like Gaana, JioSaava, Amazon Music, Apple Music, and others.

What is YouTube Music

The standard version of YouTube Music comes for free but supports ads, while that’s not the case with YouTube Music Premium. Yes alongside the YouTube Music the company has also launched a Premium service which is ad-free, but the users will need to pay to use the service. Users can get the YouTube Premium will cost Rs 129 per month. YouTube Premium offers an ad-free experience and brings background and offline play feature across all of YouTube.

“While fans can enjoy the new ad-supported version of YouTube Music for free, we’re also launching YouTube Music Premium, a paid membership that allows you to play a YouTube music video in the background while you toggle between apps, write a text message or lock your phone while you’re going for a run, along with offline downloads and an ad-free experience for Rs 99* a month,” the company explained.

YouTube also brings good news for Google Play Music users. So, if you are a subscriber to Google Play Music, you get a YouTube Music Premium membership as part of your subscription every month. So, if you a user of Google Play Music “you’ll be able to access all of your purchased music, uploads and playlists in Google Play Music just like always.”

Additionally, the company has also announced that Samsung Galaxy S10 users will get four months of free, uninterrupted access to YouTube Premium, which also includes access to YouTube Music.

YouTube Music: How it Compares to the Competiton?

Very recently, Spotify entered the Indian market with a lot of hype. While Spotify garnered a massive user base in just one week, consumers were disappointed with the international music streaming service’s catalogue. As noted, YouTube Premium membership costs Rs 129 per month and it also comes with YouTube Music service bundled, so it’s a good deal overall. Spotify is charging Rs 129 as well every month for its premium service and Apple Music costs Rs 120 per month in the sub-continent.

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Rio
Rio

I already have “Youtube vanced”.. which offers every premium feature free of cost on my rooted OnePlus 5T. But still I prefer JioSavan for music purpose. I use Youtube vanced for just listening the audio of video.

SACHIN
SACHIN

jios all product are third class..i dont know how people believing there product…stil jio savaannn dont have many movies song collection better use only saavan or gaana

Rio
Rio

Bhai mera kaam chal jata hai JioSaavn se 😀

SACHIN
SACHIN

kam chal jata hai ki tu chala leta hai???

Aditya
Aditya

Saavn is now JioSaavn lol

Ashish
Ashish

Try youtube music you will love it

Vaibhav Mandpe
Vaibhav Mandpe

BTW Saavn is no more exist on Google Play Store and it got replaced with JioSaavn 🙂

Esmail

I use Youtube Vanced on my non rooted android and it works like a charm. Only feature I have to sacrifice is chromecast connectivity but that’s not a biggie so long as it gets rid of the ads and allows background play.

Ashutosh Kumar
Ashutosh Kumar

Chrome cast used to work perfectly fine on my vanced when I was non rooted. These days I’m rooted and its working as it was before.

Esmail

Used to work fine till some time back, for the past few months it hasn’t been working.

Kiran Fernandes | Goa
Kiran Fernandes | Goa

I’m using YouTube Vanced via Magisk. Best app ever! No ads too.

Mudassar
Mudassar

YT music won’t be as successful as Spotify India. Spotify’s UI is just Love <3 i already got an years subscription. Though lots of explicit songs are yet to be enabled.

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Ashish
Ashish

Youtube music is much much better. Use it. You have an option to watch both video as well as only audio. You don’t have to watch for it seperately

Mudassar
Mudassar

Does it have wide Hollywood collection like spotify?

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