Google recently announced its latest product as part of the YouTube suite which is named as YouTube Music. Now, this is basically a music streaming service similar to Apple Music, Spotify, and the likes. However, it is worth mentioning that YouTube is more popular than any other service around the world right now.
As part of the launch of YouTube Music, the company also launched YouTube Music Premium as well as YouTube Premium. Both of these programs are YouTube’s paid services. Basically, you have to subscribe to Premium for getting rid of ads, playing music in the background and get unlimited downloads.
Now, there are a few interesting things to note about YouTube Music We have tried to cover them in this article. First up are the features that separate YouTube Music from others and also the pricing of YouTube Music in India.
Features of YouTube Music
With YouTube Music Premium, you get ad-free experience everywhere on the platform. This means that you do not have to listen to ads in between your songs. However, it should be noted that you need to be subscribed to YouTube Music Premium. As for its pricing, we have covered it down below. But you can still enjoy your music which will be ad-supported normally on YouTube Music.
Apart from that, YouTube Music allows background playback which should not be a feature as such. As music streaming apps are expected to let the music be played in the background. However, YouTube Music’s free version does not allow music to be played when the screen is turned off.
Also, you get the benefit of unlimited downloads inside the YouTube Music app on subscribing to YouTube Music Premium. This benefit is not available in the free version of YouTube Music though.
YouTube Music’s Pricing in India
As far as YouTube Music’s pricing is concerned, we feel that YouTube has hit a home run in this field for the Indian market. We say this because YouTube Music’s Premium plan is priced on par with the Indian streaming services. However, YouTube Music Premium costs less than international streaming services like Spotify or Apple Music.
For instance, Spotify was launched in India costs Rs. 129 per month. On the other hand, Apple Music costs Rs. 120 per month. YouTube Music, however, has been priced at Rs. 99 per month for the Premium plan. This plan gives you all the benefits of YouTube Music mentioned above.
To add to this, YouTube has also launched its Premium plan as well. With YouTube Premium, you get the benefit of subscription to YouTube Music Premium as well. Also, the YouTube Premium plan will cost you Rs. 129 per month which is a better deal in our opinion.
One interesting thing to note is the fact that YouTube Premium costs more on Apple devices. On Apple devices, YouTube Premium costs Rs. 169 in India. This could be because of the fact that Apple takes 30% revenue on the purchases made from apps hosted on the Apple app store while there is no such case on Google Play Store for the company itself.