$4.99 Apple Music subscriptions now available to eligible students in seven countries

By , May 6, 2016

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As first reported by TechCrunch, Apple’s begun offering half-price Apple Music subscriptions to students who are enrolled in an eligible college or university.

Costing just $4.99 per month in the United States with the same features as the regular $9.99 per month plan for consumers, the fifty percent discount is now available to students in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Denmark, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.

The company is working with UNiDAY, a student verification technology provider, to ensure that students who sign up are actually enrolled in classes.

The 50 percent student discount is available for up to 4 years following enrollment. The years needn’t be continuous so those who take a break in between semesters can still sign up for a student membership when they return to school.

“In addition, those who are enrolled in Master’s programs are also able to sign up for a student membership, as it’s aimed at anyone attending college or university, regardless of degree,” explains the publication.

Both new and existing subscribers can sign up for the new plan from the web or the Apple Music mobile application for iOS and Android.

Apple’s boss Tim Cook said on a conference call with analysts last month that Apple Music currently claims thirteen million paying members, up from ten million subscribers two months prior.

The service is said to be getting a much needed makeover this summer at WWDC, with an overhauled interface apparently being easier to use. Other improvements are in tow for Apple Music next month, too, including integration of lyrics, a new Browse section, combined music downloads and streaming and other enhancements.

Source: TechCrunch

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  • Mr.Coolfreak

    Not available in US yet

  • Damian

    How on earth Canada is omitted all the time in everything.
    I see australia, New Zealand and Danmark getting stuff . Canada is a same type of country but much bigger and pretty much we are USA family (hell not so long ago we could cross border with US without passport), yet never get early access. Same story with Spotify

    • Zack Morris

      I love Canada.

    • Ángel Javier Esquivel

      Let me introduce you to Mexico… 🙁

      • Damian

        Well Mexico has completely different dynamics than the countries listed.

      • Ángel Javier Esquivel

        I know 🙁 They always leave us at the end *cries in Mexican*

    • Danuel Carr

      It has a fraction of America’s population. That’s why.

      • Damian

        so does Australia, New Zealand and Denmark. They are even significantly smaller.

    • MacGuru96

      I saw this post title thinking, ‘Awesome, surely Canada will be included in this, considering they’re the US’ closest neighbour and trading partner and whatnot’, but nope. -.- I’m a Usonian who just finished up my first year at uni at UBC, and now I’m off to Austria for the remiander of my studies, so I guess Apple must really hate me for swapping out my iPhone for a Galaxy S7, lol.

  • Leonard Wong

    I don’t see the option at all

  • therealjjohnson

    Because students deserve to hear music for half the cost than me…

    • :D

      Yeah, we do 😛

  • Micke på taket

    Good offer,, but Apple music still suck horse poop,,

  • Tim Liu

    Thank you Apple!

    • David J Delgado

      Isn’t it supposed to be $4.99?

      • Tim Liu

        Because of the currency mate.

    • Mr.Coolfreak

      Where are you located?

      • Tim Liu

        Australia.

  • Blip dude

    Yeah. . . Not entirely sure where you guys are getting this info but as of right now, this isn’t available in the U.S. Will check again later, but just a little upset that I signed up for it again about 9 hours ago at $10.

    • Mr.Coolfreak

      Idb made a mistake, the TechCrunch article they linked to says US isn’t one of the countries yet

  • Delfos Sambucetti Arturaola

    yeah still not seeing it!!! What gives!!!

    • Mr.Coolfreak

      Not in US yet

  • jgethro

    Once again Canada isn’t on the list just like for Apple Pay

    • Damian

      Yeah they hating on us

  • Joaquim N.

    Funny thing is, since day 1 it costs 4,99 usd in Brazil, where’s one of the most expensive places to purchase an iPhone. iPhone 6s 16GB costs around 1.080 USD in Brazil.

  • David J Delgado

    Anybody in the US get it yet? Opened up the music app just now to see if it shows, but it doesn’t. Do I need to have an Apple ID that’s attached to my school email?

    • Mr.Coolfreak

      It won’t be in US for now, look at the TechCrunch article

  • :D

    Amazon Student costs less and you get Prime Music with it, which is just as good, alongside several other perks