Apple Inc. wants to get rid of the price hurdle that keeps many young people from using Apple Music. The firm will offer a discount of 50% on its music streaming service for students across the world. This new discount might help convince the students – who were unsure about the Apple Music before – that the service is right for them. This 50% price drop means students can now listen to millions of music tracks for $4.99 a month.
A big incentive for music lovers
Apple has declared a 50% discount for the students on Individual subscription plans. This means that the students can now access swathe of exclusives that the iPhone maker has managed to sign for half the money. If you are a student at a qualifying school, you can avail the discounted service for a total of four years. A similar scheme is run by Spotify offering the students the same 50% discount on Premium subscription plans.
And, students who are already signed using Apple’s music service can apply for the new discount on an existing account via the Membership Page. If you want to do this through your iPhone, then simply download the Music App and tap the small, round profile icon in the upper-left corner. Tap the View Apple ID and then go to the Subscriptions > Manage.
Apple Music Student Membership is releasing in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Germany and Denmark. Apple Inc. already offers a three-month free-trial for all new subscribers; therefore, if you are not a student, then you can make use of this offer.
Apple Music – new updated app soon
Apple Music can be seen as a major success for the Cupertino-based firm despite the cut-throat competition from the other music streaming services such as Spotify, Tidal, and Deezer. Apple’s music service has racked up 13 million paid subscribers since its launch last year.
It is anticipated that the iPhone maker will overhaul its music streaming service with a stripped-back new black-and-white design ahead of the iOS 10. As per the reports, the updated version will not adapt its appearance based on the colors used in album artwork any longer, and instead, clean black-and-white backgrounds will be used across the application with more emphasis on text.
Apple Inc. is looking to better use its new in-house font – San Francisco – with larger bold menu titles and tabs. The iPhone maker is hoping to avoid that boring look by placing huge emphasis on the artwork of the album. People, who have seen the updated app, say the new look makes the Apple Music app appear “bolder yet simpler.” The new changes are expected to unveiled at Apple’s developer conference – WWDC – disclosed in the middle of June.
The price cut will surely make the service popular among the budget conscious students. It must be noted that this is not the first time that the firm is offering a discount. A student with valid student ID is already eligible for a discount on hardware.