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Updated: Apple Music launched at $10/month; offline listening for paid subscribers

Update: Apple Music may be available in India at Rs 120/month reports TheNextWeb. Screenshots of the Apple Music app on iOS 8.4 gave the impression that Apple may launch this service in India, which will compete with Rdio, Saavn, Gaana*, Wynk, Guvera and Saregama to name a few. The screenshots also revealed a family plan which would cost Rs 180 per month for up to 6 users. Earlier: Apple has launched Apple Music, a music streaming and download service which will combine music downloads, radio streaming and music streaming in a single app. Apple Music, with 30 million songs in its library, will be available from 30th June 2015, and cost $10 a month. The company, which announced Apple Music at its Worldwide Developer’s Conference 15 (WWDC), claims that the app will recommend songs based on your previous listening experiences. Users who have bought music previously will see their music next to the Music library. Paid subscribers of Apple Music will be able to download albums and playlists to listen to offline and free users will only be able to listen the service's radio stations with 'limited skipping'. Readers would be interested to know that the Indian market currently has players like Saavn, Gaana*, Rdio and Wynk who offer offline listening to music. Family sharing music plan for $15/month Users will also be able to buy a family plan which will cost $15 and allow up to 6 people to connect to it (this requires iCloud Family Sharing), on the Mac, iOS and…

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