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13 Mar 2019

How YouTube Premium, YouTube Music compare with competitors in India

YouTube Premium Music v/s Spotify v/s Apple Music

Google has launched its popular YouTube Music, YouTube Music Premium, and YouTube Premium services in India.

YouTube Music comes as a free service but supports advertisements whereas the other two Premium services are paid and hence, ad-free.

But how do these premium services from Google compare with the likes of Spotify, Apple Music, JioSaavn and others?

Let us find out.

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YouTube Premium Music v/s Spotify v/s Apple Music
YouTube Premium, YouTube Premium Music: Pricing and benefits

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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.

Process

Meanwhile, here's how to get YouTube Premium 3-month free trial?

Make sure you are logged into your regular YouTube account. Now click on the Account Info button (your display picture) and then on 'Paid memberships'.

Then click on 'Find Out More' on YouTube Premium banner and then on 'Try it Free' button.

Now, add and confirm your payment method to sign-up for a free 3-month trial of YouTube Premium.

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Here's how to get YouTube Music Premium free for 3-months

As mentioned before, YouTube Music Premium comes bundled with YouTube Premium subscription. So, if you have successfully activated your 3-month trial of YouTube Premium, simply download the YouTube Music app and sign-in with the ID used for YouTube Premium to get free YouTube Music Premium.

Here's a look a Spotify's premium plans and benefits

Competitor #1

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.

Competitor #2

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

Competitor #3

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.

Competitor #4

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.

What are the benefits of JioSaavn Pro?

Competitor #5

What are the benefits of JioSaavn Pro?

JioSaavn Pro, the premium service of JioSaavn, offers access to millions of songs with ad-free streaming, high-quality audio, exclusive content, JioTunes (caller tunes), and offline playback.

The premium membership costs Rs. 5/day, Rs. 99/month, Rs. 285 for three months and goes upto Rs. 999 for an annual subscription.

Moreover, the service comes with a free trial period of 90 days.

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What is the cost of YouTube Music Premium in India?

Asked on 13-03-2019 by Vivaan Chopra

Answered by NewsBytes

YouTube Music Premium costs Rs. 99 per month in India. It allows you to play audio or video songs without ads.

What is the price of YouTube Premium in India?

Asked on 13-03-2019 by Aaryan Chattopadhyay

Answered by NewsBytes

YouTube Premium membership costs Rs. 129 per month in India. 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, it also comes with a 3-month free trial period.

What is the price of Apple Music premium subscription?

Asked on 13-03-2019 by Arnav Das

Answered by NewsBytes

Apple Music premium plan costs Rs. 120 per month for individuals, Rs. 60 per month for students, and Rs. 190 per month for a family plan with up to 6 members.

What is the price of Spotify Premium in India?

Asked on 13-03-2019 by Sai Chatterjee

Answered by NewsBytes

In India, Spotify premium service starts at Rs. 119 per month.

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