Apple Music's Three-Month Trial is No Longer Free in Australia, Spain, and Switzerland

Since launching in June 2015, Apple Music has offered a free three-month trial in the United States and over 100 other countries around the world. In some countries, such as Ireland and the Netherlands, the free trial is for one month.

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According to Apple's website, however, the trial now costs 99 cents in Australia, 0,99 € in Spain, and Fr. 0.99 in Switzerland. Based on our spot check, the trial remains free in all other countries where Apple Music is available.

The reason why Apple has started charging a nominal fee for the trial in Australia, Spain, and Switzerland is unclear. The trial was still free in those countries as of May 14, according to archived versions of Apple's website.

Apple Music rival Spotify's three-month trial also costs 99 cents in Australia, 0,99 € in Spain, and Fr. 0.99 in Switzerland. Keep in mind that Spotify's trial also costs 99 cents in the United States, Canada, and elsewhere.

(Thanks, Alex!)

Top Rated Comments

cardfan Avatar
68 months ago
Apple's reason better be something technical in nature or due to the local law in those countries, rather than literal penny pinching.
Better be? Or else right? lol
Score: 28 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Fzang Avatar
68 months ago
Apple's reason better be something technical in nature or due to the local law in those countries, rather than literal penny pinching.
Or else you'll huff and puff and blow their new campus away?
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Kabeyun Avatar
68 months ago
It's over, Apple is finished.
Wow. So now we even have to pay for trials. Ridiculous.
Cause Tim is greedy, that's why.
Free music services are not fair for music artists
Nice work Tim. Every penny counts ;)
So no more free trial when you buy your $1k iPhone 8 and try to test the service? Sounds about Apple.
That's not the point, and you know it. And yeah, that $0.99 added to all the other "Apple Taxes" actually does start breaking the bank at some point.
My word, such douchebaggery
Apple - Never stop PAYING!
If only people were as interested in thinking as in spouting off. [Edit: Deductive reasoning dictates that] Apple's complying with the law in those countries, people. And artists get paid even during free or cheap trials. Stop tripping over yourselves trying to shoehorn every news bite into your anti-Apple world views. I promise it doesn't make anyone look clever.
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
alex-dlc Avatar
68 months ago
Wow. So now we even have to pay for trials. Ridiculous.
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
macfacts Avatar
68 months ago
... The reason why Apple has started charging a nominal fee for the trial in Australia, Spain, and Switzerland is unclear...
Cause Tim is greedy, that's why.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
cristianvaldez Avatar
68 months ago
Cause Tim is greedy, that's why.
You didn't read the whole article right? Because it says that Spotify also charges that. It has to be some local law..
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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