Google Play Music is here, and it's everything you've been waiting for.
After several false starts, the moment we've all been waiting for is here. Google Play Music is finally available in India, and at an initial glance, it looks like the entire catalog is available for customers in the country.
Individual tracks are priced at ₹15, which is costlier than what you'd find on Apple Music (₹9 per song), and you can purchase albums for as low as ₹70 (Iron Maiden's excellent The Number of the Beast), with prices going up to ₹210 (Metallica's S&M). If you're into regional music, Play Music has most Bollywood albums released in the last 20 years.
It doesn't look like you can subscribe to Play Music All Access just yet, but you can upload up to 50,000 songs from your own music collection into the service. Podcasts are also not available just yet, but we'll let you know once they become available.
Google is certainly having a busy week in India. Just yesterday, the company rolled out a series of new features aimed at local customers, including a 2G-optimized Play Store with the ability to schedule app downloads, fast Wi-Fi at public places, a lean YouTube app called YouTube Go designed to work primarily offline, and more.
Indian readers, what are you liking the most about Google Play Music? Let us know in the comments.