Apple Music already offers a three-month free subscription for new users, but now Apple has announced an interesting Christmas deal. As of today until the end of , you can subscribe to Apple Music without paying anything for the first six months. First spotted by Macworld UK , the campaign comes through the Shazam app, which is also owned by Apple. However, although the app is available worldwide, the deal is only valid in the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada. Open the Shazam app on your iPhone or iPad. If you have never used the app, you may have to identify a song first by tapping the Shazam icon. You should be prompted with the six months subscription deal for free. A promo code will be generated and redeemed in your account automatically so you can use Apple Music without paying anything for six months.
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The media player, launched in by Steve Jobs, made it easier for users to legally access music for as low as 99 cents per song for years on iPods and iPhones. At the time, the music industry was struggling with illegal downloads and file-sharing sites. The platform went on to include TV shows and movies, and eventually came out with an algorithm that could build user-preference based playlists. The music and video streaming service boasts more than 50 million paying subscribers, who get access to more than 45 million songs. The music industry, including album and concert sales, streaming and downloads, grew
Folks looking to try Apple Music in at least three major markets now have 99 very minor problems to deal with. As reported in the Apple blogosphere, the music streaming service has begun flexing its "prices vary" prerogative by charging 99 cents for a three-month trial in Australia, Spain and Switzerland. Elsewhere, including the United States, Japan and Germany, the day toe-dip is exactly zero cents. The move by Apple Music, which at last disclosure had "well past" 20 million paid subscribers , could be a trial balloon before instituting a 99 cent price tag to the trials in other markets. Or, as some have speculated, it may be an attempt to recoup some revenue to pay lost royalties during earlier free trials.
Jump to navigation. If you were planning to get a paid subscription for Apple Music, now would be the right now would be the right time to do so as Apple has slashed the price of the Apple Music subscription across all tiers in India. The revised plans offer Apple Music monthly subscription to students for Rs 49 a month, to individuals for Rs 99 a month and a family for Rs a month. Earlier, the Cupertino, California based company offered Apple Music to students for Rs 60 a month, to individuals for Rs a month and to families for Rs a month. Notably, the revised subscription plans are applicable only for the new subscribers only. This means that if you are an Apple Music subscriber, you will not be eligible for the new plans and your subscription would be renewed as per the old plans.