We know that Spotify is eagerly waited to be officially launched in India. We heard back last year that Spotify will be launched in India soon. However, we have not been hearing much about the news of its launch ever since. Earlier this year, we got the news that Spotify has secured a partnership with T-series as well as Sony in India. This is important for the company for securing music rights in India.
Now, we can finally confirm that Spotify has indeed launched in India officially. Spotify’s Indian launch has come as a surprise because there were reports of the launch getting delayed. The reason being that Spotify was sued by Warner Bros in India because of alleged copyright issues. Spotify even officially claimed that the only issue holding them back from official India launch is the pending Warner Bros case.
Keeping that aside, Indian users will finally be able to download and listen to music on Spotify. Since the announcement, Spotify app is available on both the Indian Google Play Store as well as App Store. Therefore, users can easily download the app and listen to music. With Spotify, you will be able to listen to music for free but it will have ads in between. The pricing details of Spotify Premium have also been revealed for India.
If you want to subscribe to Spotify Premium, you need to spend Rs. 129/month. This yearly plan is available for a price of Rs. 1189/annum. But you can also try out Spotify Premium for a day which will cost you around Rs. 13. Apart from that, Spotify has also announced that users can try out Spotify Premium for free up to 30 days. Once the trial period is over, users will be charged at Rs. 129/month. Spotify is expected to face stiff competition from the likes of Amazon Music, Apple Music, Saavn and Gaana in India.