Google Music Launched but not for India, yet!
Google, the search behemoth has finally launched Google Music yesterday. It is an online music store like iTunes of Apple, that allows users to find, buy, share and enjoy digital music. Google has also added a new music store in the Android Market that is fully integrated with Google Music. Google had earlier launched Music Beta by Google (along with the latest Android OS Ice Cream Sandwich) at Google’s I/O 2011 conference in May, 2011.
Currently Google Music is open in the US at market.android.com and over the next few days it will be rolled out to the Android Market on devices running Android 2.2 (Froyo) and above. Google faces stiff competition from Apple Inc, Amazon and Spotify in this arena and google has lot of catching up to do.
Just like iTunes purchase store and Apple Online Store, Google Music is not yet available for Indian users. It shows the following error when we try to access Google Music service in India:
But google does provide its users with a free Hindi music listening experience in partnership with its partners Saavn, In.com and Saregama. So I think when the Google Music service is finally launched in India, we can expect India specific Bollywood content to be made available by the Google for purchase.
I think Google Music will be a huge success in India when launched. India already has a large number of Android users. Indians will enjoy features offered by Google Music. Maybe the upcoming artists in the country can use the artist hub as a medium to connect with fans, promote their songs, get exposure and even make some money by selling their albums on GOOGLE MUSIC.