The popularity of music streaming apps in India is on the rise. Many of the bellwethers of technology are jumping the bandwagon and are introducing their own music-streaming app on the store. There are now several options available in India such as the JioMusic, Google Music, Gaana and Apple Music.
Thus, the existence of so many apps has also led to a cutthroat competition for the pole position. Hence, we bring you a side-by-side comparison of the two music streaming options: Jio Music or Google Play Music and help you decide which one you should go for.
Plans and Pricing
This is the most important factor of them all. We have to be conscious of how we spend our money and hence, getting the best value deal is the most important factor of all.
Jio Music is in the wide array of apps, which you get if you have subscribed to the Jio Premium. This access costs about Rs. 99 a year and you also get a SIM and many prepaid or postpaid plans, which are cheap. But, one thing that should be kept in mind is that Jio Music is carrier limited and is only available to Jio users.
Google Play Music is pretty cheap too. You need to shell out Rs. 99/ month to get unlimited access to all the songs. Moreover, Google Play Music is also carrier friendly hence; you can use Google Play Music with any carrier of your choice. You can also unlock the Trial Period of 30 days to get started with the Google Play Music.
Giving the interface a rating might look absurd on the first look, as a music app should be analyzed just on how the music sounds. But, we want our apps to look appealing. Both of the apps look good and cover a large area for the artwork. But, Google uses its AI and excellent search engine to provide us with a better-curated playlist for different moods and timings.
Jio Music is much simpler wherein you can scroll through the various lists displayed on the home screen, which shows the hits, and most played songs.
Collection of Songs and Convenience
This is another important factor when it comes to music streaming apps. Google Play has a collection of over 40 million songs. Moreover, it also allows the user to upload their own collection of songs.
Furthermore, Google Music offers about 10 regional languages. But, Jio Music takes the reins and has introduced over 20 regional languages. As India is a country of local languages, Jio Music has a much better advantage of winning the turf war.
Both of the apps offer a large number of quirky features for you to use. But, if you are already a Jio user, then opting for the Jio Music is the best option. This is because the price is unmatchable. But, if you are not, then you might want to consider Google Play Music for its large collection and neat features.