Google Play Music had arrived in India back in September last year, letting people buy songs and albums across a wide range of genres. However, one feature that was conspicuously missing was All Access, the company’s subscription-based streaming service.
In good news for users who prefer streaming to buying songs, Google Play Music All Access has landed in India after a nearly 6-month delay. It’ll set consumers back by Rs 89 per month. However, this figure might be an introductory offer which will be around for the next 45 days.
Google hasn’t officially announced the arrival of All Access yet, so it’s possible the service is slowly being rolled out to customers in India. At present, the Play Music site is asking individuals to ‘Try Unlimited’ and promises a 30-day free trial period before the Rs 89 monthly fee kicks in.
Once a user successfully signs up for All Access, they’ll be asked to choose their preferred music genres like Punjabi or World. Google then recommends music based on their choices and history. It has over 35 million tracks tucked away in its database covering both Indian and international artists.
Subscribers also have the freedom to upload 50000 songs of their own and download music for when they go offline, an important feature for those having to deal with unreliable connectivity issues. They’ll further get access to Play Music’s Radio tool. The feature generates playlists based on their location, mood, or activities.