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Best music streaming apps in India (2020)

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Once upon a time it was a real tough task to maintain a playlist of your favourite songs, actually it was an herculean task to go out and search for the music we wanted to listen, we had to pay for all the numbers we had collected. Music was not downloadable or streamable in that era but the time has evolved and so has the music industry.

Music has grown and shuffled a lot without losing its importance. Music has been an integral part of India’s daily lifestyle and its consumption style also changed with the passing years of change in technology.

The previous years have seen a massive growth in music apps and its download also. With every year, internet users in India are growing and are expected to grow 735 million by 2021. Music consumption has been on-the-go. Thanks to the affordable smartphones and the data packs. 

The power of internet has made the collection of music available in hands from early days to the modern days of Bollywood including rap and remix. 

Seeing the music lovers in almost every part of India, many entities or existing company has entered the music sector in India. The music streaming in India has become very competitive with the entry of big players. With the several options out there, it is very difficult to choose the best music apps. So here we are going to talk about some best music streaming apps.

BEST MUSIC STREAMING APPS IN INDIA

“FROM KISHORE KUMAR IN 70S TO KUMAR SANU IN 90S TO ARJIT SINGH IN 21ST CENTURY ALL AVAILABLE IN ONE PLACE IN A MUSIC STREAMING APP.”

From the sound of music to the business this sector has evolved and grown a lot with each year passing by. Here are the best music streaming apps in India.

  • SPOTIFY – MUSIC FOR EVERYONE

Spotify is a Swedish company which made its debut in India in early 2019. We can download this app on iOS and android both. It touched 1 million active users within a week. The algorithm used is user friendly and takes care of the interest the user specifies. It intensified its focus towards various offerings, catering a playlist in regional languages. The business model used in Spotify is freemium i.e. a free as well as a paid plans for a subscription.

It has Rs. 119/month subscription plan also called as a premium plan. The first 30 days trial is free. What does premium offers? Premium offers an ad-free music as well as offline music and a high quality to access. Podcasts are also available on Spotify.

You can download this app from Google play store.

  • JIOSAAVNMUSIC FOR EVERYONE- IT’S THE APP NOT THE SEASON
best music streaming apps

Saavn started in 2007, merging with Reliance Jio in 2018. It came into a tough competition with other music streaming apps like Gaana, Wynk etc. Jiosaavn reported its annual revenue of $9.2 million in September 2019, claiming 100 million monthly active users in October 2019.

The name Saavn is very appropriate and synonymous with music as it means the rainy season in Hindi. It has more than 45 million songs in English, Hindi and other Indian languages. Jio also used it as to set caller tunes for Jio users. The business model used is freemium. The premium plan started with Rs.99/month. The trial period is of 90 days. The premium plan offers ad-free music as well as an offline playlist. It has more than 500 million downloads on Google play store.

You can download this app from Google play store.

  • GAANA BAS BAJNA CHAHIYE GAANA
Gaana

Launched in April 2010, Gaana.com is leading the music streaming apps market having 150+ million monthly users as marked in February 2020. It has songs listed in 21 languages, having a collection of 45+ million songs. It also allows the users to create their own playlist that can be accessed by other gaana users also. In a bid to lead the market, it has also introduced the short video content showcasing the artists. The business model used is freemium– premium plan of Rs. 99/month. The paid plan includes HD music, ad-free experience and offline playlists. Podcasts and radio are also available on gaana.com

You can download this app from Google play store.

  • WYNK MUSICBETTER WAY TO LISTEN MUSIC

The first music streaming app in this industry, owned by Airtel, which offers a free download feature only to Airtel users, came into picture in 2014. It has a wide range of music collection across all major Indian languages. For Airtel subscribers it launched free service. 

Wynk premium subscription is the cheapest in the market at Rs. 49/month with an ad free experience for Airtel subscribers whereas its subscription costs Rs. 99/month.

You can download this app from Google play store.

  • YOUTUBE MUSIC– 

Probably the biggest threat to all the music streaming apps in India. It overtook all the music streaming apps in gaining market popularity. Following the footsteps of Spotify, it decided to roll out its premium subscription by November 2019. Starting from Rs. 99/month, includes ad free music, free offline playlists and @256kbits/sec. 

The biggest plus point in this app is the option of playing video and music in the playback of the same app. The service was launched in 2019.

Algorithm used by YouTube music is well created as its gives the best recommendations to the users as per their history of playlists.  

You can download this app from Google play store.

  • AMAZON PRIME MUSIC-
amazon prime music

Amazon prime music entered India in February 2018. Prime music is one feature that prime members enjoy along with prime video and prime delivery services. Starting at Rs. 129/month, an ad free music streaming too. Alexa also comes with app for better experiences and search results. 

You can download this app from Google play store.

  • APPLE MUSICIT HITS ALL THE RIGHT NOTES

It  is owned by Apple Inc, this music streaming app is available across 100 countries. It was initially launched to cater Apple users in 2015 and is currently available for both android and iOS users.

It subscription rate is Rs. 49/month for students, Rs. 99/month for an individual whereas Rs. 149/month is the family plan.

You can download this app from Google play store.

COMPARISON BETWEEN ALL THE MUSIC STREAMING APPS-

  PRICE COMPARISON

 AUDIO QUALITY

 LIBRARY SIZE

Well, that’s what all concludes the comprehensive study of the best music streaming apps in India. It’s hard to spell the best app to you all, so its best that you compare according to your preference and tastes and download the app.

If you know any other app share it with us in the comment section. Thank you.

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