In comparison to music streaming sites like Spotify or Pandora, Apple Music can feel a bit mysterious. Anyone who signs up will have to pay a monthly fee to use the service. Considering that Apple Music offers live radio shows and interesting exclusives, this fee may be well worth it to the right buyers. Before we dive into the different pricing tiers Apple Music has to offer, we should note that all the subscriptions offer access to the same catalog of ad-free content, offline listening, Beats 1 live and on-demand radio shows, and exclusive releases. Just like Spotify , Apple offers all students with a valid student email address from a supported educational institution half-off an Apple Music membership. The offer is available only for college students at this time. Looking to enroll up to six people in your household in an Apple Music plan? Currently, to qualify for the free six months, you must be signed up for either the Play More or the Get More Unlimited plan through Verizon.
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How Apple Music compares to the competition
Apple is now offering a yearly Apple Music subscription plan in Australia at a discounted price — available to both current and future members. The new annual membership plan offers 12 months for the price of 10 months. Meaning 2 months will essentially be free each year.
How to change your subscription plan on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
Switch your subscription to a different type, such as a monthly plan, annual plan, or student plan. And see a list of subscription plans that Apple offers. If you no longer want a subscription, learn how to cancel a subscription. Some subscriptions are not available in all countries and regions. Find out what services are available in your country or re gion. Information about products not manufactured by Apple, or independent websites not controlled or tested by Apple, is provided without recommendation or endorsement. Apple assumes no responsibility with regard to the selection, performance, or use of third-party websites or products.
Apple expanded the global reach of its digital services today. As part of that, the company is making Apple Music free in 52 countries that are getting it for the first time, mostly in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Caribbean. In addition the App Store, which Apple says gets over million visitors a week, will be expanding to 20 new countries.