Top 6 Music Streaming Apps In India 2020


The Indian Musical Tradition is considered as the oldest in the world. However, the Classical Music of India laid the foundation for Musical Education in India. The Government of India put its best in encouraging traditional Indian music by broadcasting performances of top artists on National TV and Radio, 'Doordarshan', and 'Akashvani' (All India Radio) respectively. With the technological development in this contemporary world, the musical tradition has also been changed from the Guru-Sishya system to modern electronic applications in our country. Moreover, the introduction of the internet together with advancements in technology in the digital world has made a collection of different music available at our fingertips. The hunger for music on the part of consumer/learner vis-a-vis the brawny revenue collection from the market has inclined both the existing and new streaming companies to enter into the music streaming sector in India. At present, music streaming applications have brought all kinds of music in single music streaming app be it evergreen songs of the 70s or melodies of the 21st century. 


Here we have listed Top 6 Music Streaming Apps in India:

1. Spotify


This app can be downloaded on your smartphone, computer, tablet amongst others. It attracted approximately 1 million users within only one week after getting launched in India in 2019. The user suitable algorithm together with the facility of free subscription has made it popular among young music lovers. It provides a cheap paid monthly subscription starting from only Rs. 119 and also you can buy the annual subscription for Rs. 1189. Some other features available in Sweden based Headquartered company are: 
•ad-free music streaming (for paid subscribers)
•offline music
•music from global artists
•evergreen collection
•new even hit songs
•You can also enjoy podcasts in it.
To attract the multilingual society in India, it has introduced another app, viz., 'Spotify Lite' and it includes music in different regional languages.

2. Gaana


This is indigenous music streaming application available in 16 languages released in 2013. It crossed 150 million users in February 2020. Gaana application has introduced new features in its app like video stories, lyrics of songs to tackle its competitors. You can buy Gaana's premium service monthly at just Rs. 99 and the annual subscription is available only for Rs. 399, which is the cheapest one. 
It provides other features like-
• HD music streaming in different regional languages
• 30+ Radio Mirchi Stations
• Podcast and shows
• Comedy
• news
• meditation
• hotShots video, etc.

3. JioSaavn


JioSaavn (earlier known as Saavn and JioMusic) is another indigenous music streaming service in our country. It was founded in the year 2007 and has occupied rights over 50 million music tracks in 15 different languages. The present application has been released in 2016 which offers English, Bollywood, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Punjabi, set JioTunes amongst others. 
You can enjoy over 55 million songs in different regional languages in the application. 
Other features of the application are:
• Radio Stations
• Lyrics with live sync for karaoke
• Original shows and podcasts
• Listen on Alexa, Chromecast, Google Home, Android Auto
Further, JioSaavn Pro provides music to listen offline in its download section, Ad-free music, high-quality audio. You can also listen to hi-fi systems.
Jio SIM users get 30 days of JioSaavn Premium subscription for free.
The application had crossed 100 million active users in October 2019. You can buy monthly premium service on JioSaavn Pro at just Rs. 99 and an annual subscription for Rs. 399.

4. YouTube Music


This application was built just for music and released in 2019. It enables music lovers to get easily new trending music. It's a new music streaming service from YouTube. It provides albums, singles, live performances, covers, and remixes. You can download your favorite music and listen when you are offline to save your data. You can also listen offline, ad-free even when the phone screen off.
It had gained 3 million app downloads in India within 3 weeks of launching in March 2019 itself which broke the record of Spotify. The videos which are uploaded on the YouTube Service by mainstream artists are available as music in this music streaming application.
At present, you can buy its monthly premium subscription at just Rs. 129. And you can listen to music for free in the first month.

5. Amazon Prime Music


This music streaming service has been released in February 2018, later it was launched in India. It offers you 60 million songs apart from the latest new releases. You can access all these music completely free for 30 initial days. Amazon has also launched a free advertisement - run plan in India after seeing heavy competition. This means you can listen to free streaming music, thousands of stations, top playlists like all hits, and Rap Rotation.
Although the Prime users can avail of Ad-free listening, Offline listening, Unlimited Skips, and Hands-Free listening on their favorite digital appliances. You can watch movies, Amazon's original series along with the premium pack.
The Prime Subscription is available monthly at just Rs. 129 and you can buy an annual subscription for Rs. 999.

6. Apple Music


It was launched in June 2015. It offers you millions of songs and the apple users can access to entire Apple Music Library. These are ad-free and available at Android device, iPhone, iPad, or Mac or PC. You can enjoy lyrics while playing your favorite music both online and offline.
Other features are:
• You can enjoy documentaries, TV shows, or concert films
• Live shows of DJs
• Different Radio Stations throughout the world
• You can create a profile and follow your buddies to see music they’re listening to and playlists they’ve shared.
• Every new member gets three months of free access.
These features may vary based on country or region.
At present, Apple Music is available at Rs. 49/month for students and Rs. 99/month for an individual. The family plan is available at Rs. 149/month.


Whichever music streaming application you choose don’t forget to groove to your favorite songs.

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