Global music streaming competition is tightening up (not that it’s very loose at the moment), with a public Spotify beta live on Japanese shores as of today, and a similarly limited launch in India for Google Play Music.

The Mountain View search giant’s Apple Music contender is technically already available across the South Asian nation as far as both Android and iOS users are concerned, but only for individual track and album purchases.

The rich audio store should ultimately be joined in India, just like everywhere else, by an All Access service, offering unlimited, uninterrupted listens of millions of songs for roughly $10 a month, although Google hasn’t yet issued any sort of regional timeline.

Bottom line, it seems Big G is testing the waters of a rapidly growing mobile market where however digital content acquisitions remain largely unpopular. This is merely the latest in a long line of India-oriented moves from the Android ecosystem’s overseers, with CEO Sundar Pichai also looking to bring YouTube Go, Google Station, and a preview version of Google Assistant to his homeland in the coming months.

Meanwhile, those local Apple Stores are still scheduled to open at some unspecified point down the line.

Source: TechCrunch

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