How to enable YouTube Music and YouTube Premium in India

Google earlier announced YouTube Music Premium and YouTube Premium back in May 2018. But at that time both the services were only accessible in select countries. YouTube Premium is another name for YouTube Red launched in 2015.

Recently, Google started both YouTube Music and YouTube Premium in India. Along with India, the services are also available in South Africa, Argentina, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Uruguay, Panama, Paraguay, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Bolivia—YouTube Music premium app specially designed for music fans and people who always listen to music on YouTube. The app’s main highlights are Ad-free music, and you can listen to music in the background.

YouTube Music Premium

YouTube Music entered the premium space in India a couple of days ago. It allows users to enjoy online streamed music from YouTube that too without advertisement. It will compete against other online music streaming services in India like JioSaavn, Gaana, its Play Music, and the recently launched Spotify. There are plenty of other features that YouTube has added to its Premium Services brochure. Those are as follows:

Features of YouTube Music Premium:

  • It will let you listen to Ad-Free Music without any limitations.
  • YouTube Music Premium lets you listen to music in the background.
  • Users can Download their favourite songs.
  • Cross-Platform Sync

How to Avail YouTube Music Premium:

It is quite easy to start enjoying the new services in India. Users need to sign up for the premium service on their respective device. Just follow the steps below to begin your subscription.

  1. Browse to YouTube Music
  2. Now select the Try it Free button and enter your Google credentials.
    There’s also a family membership plan to share it with up to 6 family members
  3. It will ask you to enter your Credit Card/Debit Card details for just verification purposes (Paid subscription will start after a free trial of 3 months).
  4. Tap the Buy button and enjoy the service now!

Subscription Fee

It’s available for the monthly subscription price of INR 99, and the family Plan goes for INR 149/month.

YouTube Premium

YouTube Premium


YouTube Red aka YouTube Premium is another service that Google has officially launched. It gives users the ability to stream videos without any advertisements. Unlike on the standard version, YouTube Premium even let you play videos in the background. Majority of useful features are quite helpful on this special YouTube service. It carries some other features as follows:

  • Download option is available for even more videos.
  • It brings you YouTube Originals – company’s own content creation network involving different TV series and shows.
  • Cross-Platform Sync

How to Avail YouTube Premium:

To avail YouTube Premium services in India, you need to follow the steps below:

  1. Head over to YouTube Premium
  2. Now select Try it Free button and enter your Google credentials.
    You can opt for a family membership to share with up to 6 family members.
  3. It will ask to enter your Credit Card/Debit Card details for just verification purpose (Paid subscription will start after a free trial of 3 months).
  4. Tap the Buy button and enjoy the service now!

Subscription Fee

It is clubbed with YouTube Music and will monthly cost you INR 129 while the family plan is available for INR 189/month.

Special Offers

YouTube Premium price

Users can avail both the services without any charge for three months. After expiry of free premium services, users have to pay as according to the plan they have chosen.

YouTube Premium vs. Rest of services

YouTube is a new entrant in the India market. There plenty of players which are available in India from the past few Years. Google’s Play Music service is here from past few years for INR 99 /month. Recently launched, Spotify is giving the premium services for the subscription for INR 119/month. JioSaavn, Gaana, Wynk are available at ₹99/month. Overall, YouTube appears to be a fully packed package as it carries a couple of services and vast content.


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