Kicking off its MacBook Pro event, Apple on Monday unveiled a new plan for its Apple Music subscription service. It’s called the Voice Plan and it costs just $4.99—half the price of the current option.
The plan features the full Apple Music library, including single on-demand songs, stations and playlists. The catch here is that you can only use your voice to operate the service, so no Mac/iOS input.
- Subscribers have full playback controls including unlimited song-skipping through Siri
- A one-time, seven-day free preview with no auto-renewal is offered to nonsubscribers who request music through Siri
- For access to Apple Music’s premium offerings, including Spatial Audio and Lossless Audio, Lyrics, Music Videos, and more, subscribers can easily switch to Apple Music’s individual plan for $9.99 per month
Apple Music Voice Plan will be available later this fall in 17 countries and regions, including Australia, Austria, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
And here is what the new Apple Music lineup looks like:
So what do you think, are the limitations on Voice Plan worth the savings?