A few days after Spotify was launched in India, search giant Google has introduced YouTube Music and YouTube Premium in the country. While the ad-supported variant of the YouTube Music will be free of cost, however, consumers can opt for YouTube Music Premium which costs Rs 99 per month. The YouTube Premium costs Rs 129 a month.
Both the two new services now join Google Play Music and Google Play Movies.
Google is offering consumers a free three-month trial for the YouTube Premium, and if you use a Galaxy S10, you can enjoy YouTube Premium for free till four months.
‘YouTube Music will be available both as a dedicated mobile app and a web-based desktop interface and the service offers original songs, albums, thousands of playlists, as well as YouTube's own gallery of remixes, live performances, covers, and music videos,’ the company said.
YouTube Music gives you access to a diverse library of music but with ads, but there are no ads in the premium version. YouTube Premium also allows you to stream videos in the background even if your phone is locked.
According to a report by research firm Nielsen, YouTube acts as the top source for streaming music for users in India.