Spotify launched in India with 30-day free trial, cheap premium: Check how much you will have to pay
The platform is available for download from Google Play Store and Apple’s App Store. It can also be downloaded on desktop for Windows and Mac-Os. The platform claims to offer more than four crore songs and 300 crore playlists for music fans in the country.
Spotify has become the latest streaming service to enter the fast-growing Indian market. Unlike Netflix and Prime Video, the music streaming service caters to music lovers and has been trying to expand its base outside of the United States for a while now. The platform is available for download from Google Play Store and Apple’s App Store. It can also be downloaded on desktop for Windows and Mac-Os. The platform claims to offer more than four crore songs and 300 crore playlists for music fans in the country.
Spotify Premium price in India has been fixed at Rs 119 per month and Rs 1,189 per year which is much cheaper than what the company charges in the US. The Sweden-based music streaming service has the highest number of paying subscribers in the world.
With this, India has become 79th market for Spotify and 11th in Asia. The company said that has finely tuned its features for the Indian music fans. “As Spotify grows, our goal is to bring millions of artists and billions of fans together from every country and background,” Daniel Ek, Spotify’s founder and CEO, said.
“India has an incredibly rich music culture, and to best serve this market, we’re launching a custom-built experience. Not only will Spotify bring Indian artists to the world, we will also bring the world’s music to fans across India. We have been working towards this goal for quite some time, and I am thrilled with today’s launch,” he added.
Spotify subscription plans
The free version of the streaming service will offer limited access to India-specific genres like as Bollywood, Punjabi, Tamil and Telugu along with international music. It has also integrated with other platforms like smart speakers, Google Maps, Tinder and Instagram.
The premium version offers ad-free unlimited music, podcasts and offline support. The music lovers can get 30-day free access to premium version after which Soptify will charge Rs 119 per month. There are top-up options as well which start for as low as Rs 13 per day.
Other top up plans are: Rs 39 for seven days, Rs 129 for one month, Rs 389 for three months, and Rs 719 for six months. The annual subscription has been priced at Rs 1,189 and students are being given 50 per cent discount.
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