Spotify Enters India, Plans Start At Rs 13/Day; Paid Subscription Free For A Month

Spotify had earlier partnered with T-Series for accessing 160,000 songs

Spotify enters India, finally
Spotify enters India, finally

Finally, Spotify has entered India.

Starting today, music lovers can download the Spotify app via Android/Apple store or desktop app for streaming music.

However, we observed that several of the biggest music stars are missing from the app.

Spotify App Is Now In India

Gaan, JioSaavn, Apple Music and other music streaming services in India will need to worry because World’s largest music streaming app: Spotify has officially entered India.

A dedicated website for India has been launched, which opens by default in India.

In India, Spotify has partnered with T-Series for streaming Bollywood songs, and earlier, it was expected that Spotify’s India launch will take place in the month of May, 2018. Spotify has access to 160,000 songs, thanks to T-Series partnership.

Spotify founder and CEO Daniel Ek 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, but we’ll also bring the world’s music to fans across India. Spotify’s music family just got a whole lot bigger.”

Plans Starting Rs 13/Day

For India, Spotify has introduced some innovating plans, which start at Rs 13/day.

Every user is being provided paid subscription free for a month, after which they can choose a plan. However, there is a free access plan as well.

Here are the plans being offered by Spotify:

Rs 13/Day

Rs 39/Week

Rs 129/Month

Rs 389 for Three Months

Rs 719 for Six Months

Rs 1189 for One Year

As a welcome offer, new users are being provided Rs 119/month plan, after their free one month subscription ends.

What Can You Expect On Spotify India?

Both Free and Paid service from Spotify has:

  • Option to create personalised playlists and recommendations
  • Access to the full catalogue across all devices
  • Create and share playlists
  • Background play

However, with Premium access, users can also get:

  • Advertisement free music
  • High quality streaming at 320 kbps speed
  • Access to music even without Internet coverage

As per a Reddit India post, currently, Spotify India has very limited tracks from popular banks like Linkin Park, Panic at the Disco, Paramore, Blink 182, Babymetal, Melanie Martinez, Gojira, Gorillaz, My Chemical Romance, Pierce the Veil, Green Day, David Guetta and more.

These artists are part of Warner Music group, which had stopped Spotify from using these artists due to a legal case.

Globally, Spotify has 207 million users, out of which 97 million are paid users from 79 countries. Spotify adds 30,000 songs per day, and users will have the option to create 3 billion unique playlists.

It would be interesting to observe how Gaana, JioSaavn, Apple Music and others respond now.

Do you think Spotify will be able to make a mark in India? Do let us know by commenting right here!

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