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Spotify Premium now in India at Rs 119 per month, no forced shuffle for Free users

Today, we’re excited to announce that Spotify is now available in India with all-new features that are finely tuned to Indian music fans’ personal tastes. https://t.co/mjy1d6WkRD — Spotify News (@SpotifyNews) February 27, 2019 Spotify has launched in India, even as its legal fight over streaming rights with Warner Music continues. Spotify Premium comes at a monthly subscription of Rs 119, and a yearly subscription of Rs 1189.  It is also available on plans of 7 days, 3 months, and 6 months, for Rs 39, Rs 389, and Rs 719 respectively.  Students will get at 50% off of Premium plans; monthly plans for students at Rs 59 Spotify Free is available without forced shuffle, every song available on-demand (Which is interesting, given its recent move where it would kick you off the platform for having adblockers.) Spotify is streaming music in Hindi, Punjabi, Tamil, and Telugu Spotify launched with several playlists including for Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, and also for rap, Punjabi music etc.  One-time payments can be made via Paytm and UPI, apart from debit/credit cards Spotify's India head Amarjit Batra said that the service launched just as K-pop becomes more popular, Punjabi music gains ground, and Indie artists increase. The service will also curate "Starring" playlists for music centred around an actor. Spotify in India will cost $1.39 per month (99 rupees), vs $9.99 in US. This acknowledges a basic reality that many others (Netflix, Ikea, Starbucks etc) are in denial about: if you apply US-level pricing in India, you are pitching to…

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