The Google Play Music service is now available in India; the wait is finally over. Google quietly launched it, with songs and albums available to purchase. The service was rumored to launch back in July, but it didn’t happen. User will have to pay for each and every song or album, the subscription service known as ‘Google Play Music All Access’ is not yet available in India.
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Google Play Music Service now in India
Google is entering the digital music market in India to compete with Apple’s iTunes and Airtel’s Wynk Music. The news comes after Google’s India event on Tuesday, in which the company launched a bunch of apps and new features suited for Indian users.
Google Play Music doesn’t allow you to stream the music for now. Google Play Music has no Google Play All Access subscription plan, no radio, and no podcasts services in India. You will have to buy songs and albums individually and download them. Without streaming, Google may not be able to win the markets above Apple Music, Saavn and Gaana.
For individual songs, cost starts at Rs. 15 per song and an entire album will cost with in Rs. 100 – Rs. 200 range. You can preview the racks before buying and pay using debit/ credit cards or with Google Play cards.
You can also install the Google Chrome extension of Play Music in desktop PCs. Users can also upload up to 50,000 music files using the Music Manager app. This will allow users to access these file anytime from the Google Play Music Service. Play Music All Access is the premium subscription which will give access to as many songs as we want for Just $10 (approx. Rs.670) per month in US – it is not yet available in India.
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