Google Play Music Launched in India: 3 Key Features


Google has finally launched the long overdue Google Play Music subscription service in India which offers tens of millions of songs in its catalogue and machine learning to create playlists depending on user preference, activity or location.

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Google Play Music app was already available to Indian users, but it only worked as a music player for songs already downloaded in the user’s device storage.

Now Google Play Music subscription is available across Android, iOS and the web in India for an introductory offer price of Rs.89 per month.

The introductory price offer will be valid to those who subscribe to the service within the first 45 days.

“With Google Play Music subscription, Indian subscribers can listen to their favourite music across a variety of languages, including Hindi, English, Tamil and more native languages. This music can be accessed from any device with your Google Account,” said Elias Roman, Lead Product Manager, Google Play Music.

Huge Catalogue with Millions of Tracks


Google Play Music subscription offers its users a choice of more than 40 million tracks — from local Indian artists as well as international ones.

Users can also find their favourite songs using filters like language selection or artist selection and even watch their videos in the app.

“Google Play Music is like a personal pocket-sized DJ who will put your preferred music across genres and around the world at the top of your screen,” the company stated.

Machine Learning to Enhance the Music Experience


The implementation of contextual tools by Google into its Play Music app enables it to recommend music to the user based on their preference, activity and location.

Google Play Music will also curate several hand-picked playlists to personalise music for users depending on the occasion.

The more you use the app, the better it becomes at recommending relevant stuff to you.

Per se, if you’re at the gym, the app will play tracks that you usually like to listen to while working out or if you’re at home, the app should recommend you some relaxing tunes.

Offline Availability

Even if you’re marred by spotty or a slow connection, Google Play Music will ensure that you don’t lose your music playback.

Listening to tracks offline is also an option as an offline playlist is made based on your recent listening preferences, even if you haven’t downloaded those tracks.

Earlier in 2016, Google had launched the Play Music services but that were limited to buying songs, the streaming option has been launched now alongwith the subscription.

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