All you need to know about Apple music

Apple Music in India: Everything you need to know
Apple Music has been officially launched and you can access it right away, yes even in India. The company boasts of a large music library and even has an exclusive track from R&B artist Pharrel Williams (Freedom), so there's plenty of incentives to try out this service. To make things more attractive, Apple is even offering a free three month trial for everybody and will only charge you starting from the fourth month.

So what exactly do you need to access Apple Music? While an iOS device is preferred, Apple Music can also be accessed from your computers (Windows or Mac). Although Apple plans to bring an Android app, we don't see it materializing anytime soon. So if you're involved with the Android ecosystem, this is not meant for you.
The three month trial period starts as soon as you start using it and will require you to share your credit card details for auto-renewal of the service from the fourth month onwards. If you're not interested in continuing with Apple Music, you can disable it anytime before the free trial is supposed to end.
Price:
You will have to shell out Rs 120 for a single user subscription and Rs 190 if you're looking for family sharing which covers up to six people. This is significantly cheaper than in the US, where an individual subscription costs $9.99 (Rs 635) and family sharing costs $14.99 (Rs 953). Apple clearly wants to lure in a large number of users with this new offering, thus explaining the low cost.
Indian music streaming service Gaana is much cheaper at Rs 99, which also enjoys a vast library of content and comes with all the bells and whistles of Apple Music, including dedicated mobile apps. So if music streaming is what you want, there are multiple alternatives out there.
If you're looking to turn off the renewal of Apple Music, it's as simple as heading over to settings and turning off auto-renewal and you will be removed from Apple Music starting with the fourth month.
Conclusion:
From my initial experience, I could tell that Apple Music has a lot of promise, but I found it to be lagging quite a bit compared to other music streaming services such as spotify. However, this is expected since it's still early days for the service. We expect things to get better with future updates and possibly some server upgrades from Apple. You can head over to the link below to get started with Apple Music right away.



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