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Google Play Music is now live in India; lists both albums and movie tracks

After speculations back in July, Google has silently launched Google Play Music on PC and Android, its streaming and music store service in India. There was no official word on this from the company yet. The development was first spotted by Android Police. Users need to submit either their credit/debit card details to sign up. Note that currently users can only purchase songs via downloads as of now, the streaming feature is yet to be launched. The Indian version currently lists songs across genres like Bollywood, devotional, ghazals, Indian-pop classical, kids, and International music (Rock, Metal, Pop, Hip-Hop, Jazz, etc.). This is broadly distributed across languages like Tamil, Telugu, Punjabi. It also lists Top Songs, Recommended tracks (probably based on a user's YouTube searches or from existing songs on your list), New music, Top Albums. This signifies that the service lists tracks from both individual albums, and movie songs. Play Music was originally announced in May 2011, as an invitation-based beta service; it made a public launch in November 2011. Currently the service claims to have more than 35 million tracks with a subscription fee of $9.99 per month. Outside India, the service offers unlimited streaming at $9 per month, a podcast service, family plan to share subscription with up to 6 users, and a free ad-supported version of the service. It’s not yet clear if these features will be rolled out in India, MediaNama has written to Google India for a comment. A spokesperson from Google told MediaNama that…

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