JioSaavn, Gaana reduce subscription prices as Spotify, YouTube-Music enter India
With the arrival of Spotify and YouTube Music in India, homegrown music streaming services JioSaavn and Gaana have slashed their annual subscription prices by up to 75% - a move seen to attract the country's younger audience. With this, JioSaavn Pro and Gaana Plus annual subscriptions are now available at just Rs 299. Here's more on benefits and other competitors.
Details about JioSaavn Pro's new pricing and benefits
JioSaavn Pro subscription, which was priced at Rs. 999/year, has been slashed down to Rs. 299. The premium service offers access to millions of songs with ad-free streaming, high-quality audio, exclusive content, JioTunes (caller tunes), and the ability to download songs for offline playback. JioSaavn Pro also has a monthly plan of Rs. 99 but it isn't as beneficial as the new annual subscription.
Gaana Plus also costs Rs. 299 per year
Separately, the annual subscription of Gaana Plus has been dropped from Rs. 1,098/year to just Rs. 299/year. Moreover, the company has also slashed the prices of its Gaan Plus Student Pack and it now costs Rs. 149. Like other services, Gaana Plus offers unlimited downloads, ad-free HD streaming, and support for up to 5 devices. Notably, its monthly pack is priced at Rs. 99.
YouTube Premium, YouTube Premium Music: Pricing and benefits
YouTube Music Premium is priced at Rs. 99/month, while YouTube Premium costs Rs. 129/month. There is also a family plan which allows upto six accounts for Rs. 189/month. YouTube Premium offers background video playback, access to YouTube Originals, offline downloads and free access to YouTube Music Premium. Further, YouTube Premium comes with a 3-month free trial period in India.
Here's a look a Spotify's premium plans and benefits
Spotify premium plan offers ad-free music experience with upto 320kbps streaming quality, access to podcasts and offline play. The premium service starts at Rs. 119/month with a free 30-day trial available for all. The company has also introduced prepaid packs ranging from Rs. 13/day to Rs. 1,189/year. Moreover, Spotify is offering premium membership to students at a discounted price of just Rs. 59/month.
Apple Music: Premium plans and benefits available in India
Apple Music premium also offers millions of songs with ad-free streaming, offline playback, exclusive releases, and original shows as well as concerts. The premium plan costs Rs. 120/month for individuals, Rs. 60/month for students, and Rs. 190/month for a family plan with up to 6 members. Apple also offers a free trial period of 3-months which helps you extensively explore the service.
Google Play Music: Here's a look at the premium plans
Like others, a premium subscription to Google Music also comes with ad-free music playback, unlimited skips, high-quality streaming with up to 320kbps, and the ability to download songs for offline listening. But unlike other streaming services, Google Music also allows you to upload up to 50,000 songs. Further, Google Music subscription costs Rs. 99/month and comes with a trial period of just 14 days.
Here's what you get with Amazon Prime Music
Amazon's Prime Music streaming service comes free with the Prime membership. And because it comes tied as a premium add on, you get access to millions of songs and offline playback with ad-free streaming. Notably, Amazon Prime membership costs Rs. 129/month or Rs. 999/year and offers free Prime Music, Prime Video, Prime Reading, free two-day delivery, and early access to exclusive sales and deals.