Apple Music reduces free trial period to one month for new subscribers

Apple Music has tried to stand out in a crowded market by, in one part, offering up a different free trial for people who want to try out the service. Typically, other music streaming services offer a single month of a free trial. Up until today, Apple’s option was for three months, though.

But, that has changed. As first reported by Mac Otakara, Apple has apparently decided to limit the free trial to just one month from here on out. That’s for new subscribers. The new method is now the standard in the United States, Australia, Japan, the United Kingdom, and several other countries.

The good news is that Apple hasn’t changed the pricing for Apple Music.

For anyone who does try one of the free trials, and they decide to keep up with the listening, the plan will automatically renew at the standard $9.99 per month. That is unless the user says they want to sign up for a different plan, like Apple Music Voice that costs $4.99 per month, or the family tier that goes for $14.99 per month.

It’s worth noting that Spotify, which is still Apple Music’s primary competitor in the market, is currently offering up a free two-month free trial for first-time subscribers. Or if you sign up through PayPal, new subscribers can get three months free.

Apple Music does still offer a six-month free trial, though. Customers who buy eligible AirPods, Beats, or HomePod devices can pick up that deal to try out the music streaming service.