As promised, Apple today launched its music streaming service along with the release of iOS 8.4. Apple Music has launched in 100 countries, including India, and pricing for the service starts at Rs 120. Also Read - PUBG New State receives over 17 million pre-registrations as closed alpha testing endsAlso Read - iPhone selling in LG stores? Apple is apparently in talks for a new deal
To let users get a taste of it before they actually pay, Apple is offering a three month free trial of Music. When the trial period ends, users in India will have to pay Rs 120 per month for individual accounts, and Rs 190 per month for a family account (for up to six members). In comparison, US subscribers will have to pay $9.99 per month or $14.99 per month for a family account. The pricing is in line with what was revealed on iOS 9 beta last month. Also Read - Apple CEO Tim Cook claims iOS is more secure than Android
Apple has opted for an aggressive pricing where Music is concerned. Its closest rivals include Saavn (Rs 120 for Saavn Pro Lite, Rs 250 per month for Saavn Pro) and Gaana (Rs 99 per month) among others.