After a long wait, Spotify – the international music streaming giant has finally rolled out its service in India and is available on the App Store, Google Play and Microsoft Store for download since Tuesday.
Music streaming options just widened as the much-anticipated audio streaming service by Spotify has expanded its reach to the Indian market. Enjoying music streaming is basically free for all, unless you don’t mind some ads and are okay with a regular quality music – since Spotify is an ad-supported service provider. The service provider also restricts some of the premium songs and limits unpaid users from having access to that. In case you want to take the full advantage of Spotify, subscribing for the Premium version would be an ideal choice.
The premium subscription will bring ability to download music, no ads, unlimited skips and much more. For India, an array of subscriptions options are available: One day: Rs 13, Seven days: Rs 39, One month: Rs 129, Three months: Rs 389, Six months: Rs 719 and One year: Rs 1,189 to pick from. If you are a student, you can avail a direct 50% off on monthly subscriptions – just as on Apple Music. And as an introductory offer, you can get a one-month free trial of Spotify Premium, and if you decide to continue the subscription, you can avail discounted rates of Rs 119 for the month after the trial ends.
While there are already a lot of music streaming options already available in the Indian market like: Amazon Prime Music, JioMusic, Gaana, Apple Music, Saavn – to name just a few. But the rock-solid recommendation engine and track selection of Spotify can make it stand out among all others. They have made it extra special for Indian free users by removing – limited song skips and no individual song selection – at least for now. And they also make podcast streaming available to come out as a rather wholesome, more user-friendly option for music lovers in India.