Music has always been an integral part of every Indian’s daily lifestyle, but the ways of consumption have been different based on the advancement of technology with each passing year. The current digital technology driven by the power of the internet has made various music collections available at fingertips right from the early days of Bollywood to the current rap and remix age of Bollywood. Seeing the hunger for content consumption and potential for revenue generation in the Indian market, many existing/new streaming companies have entered the music streaming sector in India. Here in this blog, we list out 8 Best Music Streaming Apps in India that you should subscribe to.
From Kishore Kumar in the 70s to Kumar Sanu in the 90s to Arijit Singh in the 21st century all available at one place in a music streaming app.
Best Music Streaming Apps in India
1) Spotify – Music for Everyone
Any discussion on music streaming apps cannot be put to rest without the mention of Spotify. The Sweden headquartered company debuted in India in the early 2019 and within a week touched 1 million users. The algorithm is user friendly and suggestions are best curated based on the interest of the users. The business model is freemium, i.e a mix of free subscription and paid plans. 3 months’ trial period is included and paid subscription plans start from ₹119.00/month onward. Premium plans include ad-free music experience, offline playback, multi-device access features to name a few. Podcasts are also listed available on Spotify.
2) JioSaavn – Music for Every Mood – It’s the app not the Season
Started as Saavn in the year 2007, this music streaming app is now merged with Jio music and renamed as JioSaavn. The name itself is very much synonymous with music as it means the rainy season in Hindi. JioSaavn has over 45 million song collections in English, Hindi and other Indian languages. Reliance Jio users can also use the app to set their Jio caller tunes from a vast music library of 70s, 90s and current raps/remixes. The business model is freemium and premium plans start from ₹99/month onward. Trial free period is for 90 days and premium plans include add free music streaming and offline playback. Podcasts & Radio streaming are also available.
3) gaana – Bas Bajna Chahiye gaana
Launched in April 2010, gaana.com is the leading music streaming app service in India with 100 Million+ monthly users. Founded by Times Internet, the music streaming app has songs listed in 21 languages with a song collection of 45 million+. Gaana.com allows its users to create their own public music playlist that can also be used by other gaana.com users. The business model is also freemium and gaana plus plans start from ₹ 99/month onward. Paid subscription plan includes HD music streaming, ad free music experience, offline download of unlimited songs. Podcasts & Radio streaming are also available.
4) YouTube Music
Probably the biggest threat to other music streaming apps in India at the moment. YouTube music paid plan, that includes ad free music streaming, skipping & scrubbing, offline & background playback & 256 kbits/sec starts from ₹ 99/month onwards. The biggest plus point for YouTube music is the option of having video and music only playback in the same app. All videos uploaded on the YouTube service by mainstream artists are available as music in YouTube music streaming app. The service was launched in India in March 2019. The algorithm is beautifully created to give out the best recommendations based on users music streaming history.
5) Wynk Music – Better way to Listen to Music!
Owned by Airtel, Wynk music is amongst the first in the industry of music streaming apps to offer the free downloads feature, i.e available only to Airtel users. Wynk music has a wide range of music collections across all major Indian languages. Paid subscription plans starts from ₹ 60/month that includes ad free streaming along with 1 month free trial period.
6) Apple Music – It hits all the right notes
Owned by Apple Inc, this music & video streaming service is available over 100 countries. The service originally started as a music only streaming service and later expanded into video streaming service also. The intention of Apple Inc is to make this as a one stop cultural platform or one stop shop for pop culture in the near future. Apple music has 50 million+ song listings and the service can also be streamed in Apple car play. Paid subscription plans for Apple music starts from ₹ 49/month onwards with a free 3 month trial period. Available in iTunes and for iOS and Android devices.
7) Amazon Prime Music – Free with Amazon Prime
Starting at ₹ 129/month onwards, Amazon prime music is one of the feature that prime members can enjoy in addition to Amazon Prime Video & Prime delivery service for its e-commerce arm. Amazon Prime music is amongst the first movers in this industry of music streaming apps that initially started service under the name Amazon MP3 way back in September 2007. The music streaming app is only available with premium plans with ad free streaming and doesn’t have any music streaming options with ad. Amazon-owned voice assistant, Alexa also comes integrated with the app for better search results and user experience.
8) Hungama Music – All the Music All the Time
Hungama music is owned by Hungama.com, South Asia’s largest digital media entertainment company. A user can find songs from old Hindi classics to international jams and all major Indian languages at one place. The music streaming app is available across 47+ countries with 20 million+ users under its belt. The loyalty feature is also available with a pro account that rewards users for every action taken in the app. Pro plan is available for ₹ 99/month onward for an ad free streaming experience and unlimited downloads. The same can also be redeemed for 4000 royalty coins.
Whichever music streaming app you choose don’t forget to groove to your favorite tunes.