Here are ALL the subscription options for Apple Music.
Wondering if Apple Music is free? This isn’t a stupid question since some music streamers, like Spotify, offer “free” ad support options.
The thing is, Apple Music doesn’t offer a “free” ad-supported plan. Apple Music does not support any type of advertising, which means you will never have the embarrassment of listening to advertisements on Apple Music.
But that doesn’t mean there aren’t any ways to get Apple Music for free. In this article, we’ll outline all the free options as well as the paid Apple Music plans, so you can choose the one that best suits your needs. Keep in mind that the price/availability of these plans may change over time. The options listed in this article are in effect until April 2022.
Apple Music: 1 month free trial
The good news is that everyone can benefit from a one-month free trial of Apple Music. You don’t even need to own an Apple device to benefit from this free trial of Apple Music. The only caveat here is that you must have never signed up for a paid Apple Music subscription before or participated in any other free Apple Music subscription offer.
You can sign up for a free one-month subscription to Apple Music here. After that, the plan renews for $9.99 per month until canceled.
Apple Music: 6 months free with an eligible device
Another way to get Apple Music for free is to purchase an eligible audio device from Apple. If you purchase one of the following devices, you can get 6 months of Apple Music for free:
It is unclear how long Apple will maintain this agreement. You can discover all current details here.
Apple Music Voice: $4.99/month
This is one of the cheapest Apple Music plans on the market. We have detailed Apple Music Voice beforebut in short, it gives you access to the entire Apple Music catalog – but you can only access it via Siri.
With this plan, however, you lose some nice features. You don’t get lyrics support, spatial audio, or the ability to download songs to your device.
Apple Music Student: $4.99/month
This is the best Apple Music plan possible, but you have to be a student to get it. The Apple Music Student plan gives you access to all the songs, features, and benefits of the Apple Music Individual plan, but only costs half the price.
To benefit from this plan, you must be a student. High school students are not eligible for the Apple Music Student plan. You must also provide proof that you are a student.
Apple Music Individual: $9.99/month
This is the Apple Music that most people subscribe to. This is the “normal” plan. It gives you access to all the songs, features and benefits that Apple Music offers to individuals.
You get Spatial Audio support, downloading songs, lyrics and much more.
Apple Music Family: $14.99/month
The Apple Music Family plan is probably the best deal here if you have a large family. With the Apple Music Family plan, you get all the benefits of the Apple Music Individual plan, but you also have the option for up to six family members to access the plan, which includes a personalized music library and music recommendations personalized for each member of the family. (up to 6).
Apple One with Apple Music
Finally, Apple Music is also included in all Apple One plans. We have detailed Apple One before here. Apple One offers an Individual, Family and Premiere plan which includes different Apple services. But all Apple One plans include Apple Music.
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Apple expert and novelist Michael Grothaus has been covering technology on KnowYourMobile for nearly 10 years. Before that, he worked at Apple. And before that, he was a film journalist. Michael is a published author; his book Epiphany Jones was voted one of the best novels about Hollywood by Entertainment Weekly. Michael is also a writer for other publications, including VICE and Fast Company.