Apple Music Continues to Offer Free Extra Month to Previous Trial Customers Who Never Subscribed

Apple is encouraging customers who have previously trialed Apple Music, but were not convinced to pay for the service, to try it again.


For several months, some users who have already taken advantage of Apple Music's initial free three-month trial period, but do not currently have a subscription, have been offered an additional month of complimentary access.

Apple has been alerting users to the offer at random with push notifications and emails in several countries, including the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and Hong Kong. It's unclear what the exact parameters are to qualify, but it may be limited to users who trialed Apple Music prior to its iOS 10 redesign.

"Come see what you've been missing in the new Apple Music, like a simpler design that makes finding what you want, and discovering new music, easier than ever," says Apple's email, which contains a unique code to redeem the offer.

For users who are alerted about the offer via push notification, tapping on it brings them to a landing page with steps to redeem the code.

Apple Music offer via Reddit user ashindn1l3

Apple has been carrying out this promotion for at least six months, but the only way to take advantage of the offer appears to be by waiting and hoping for the push notification or email to arrive. It's unclear if the offer extends to customers who used the three-month trial, paid for a period of time, and later canceled.

Apple Music has around 40 million paid subscribers across 115 countries, plus around eight million people enrolled in a trial, according to Apple.



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13 months ago

Did that, unsibscribed again. The price is too high, I’ll stick with Spotify free tier and buy the songs I really like. When and if Apple Music drops to £5 or less I might reconsider.

It's 5 bucks if you're a student. Also... How the hell do you guys survive in the pre-streaming era? The price of two Starbucks coffees a month for essentially access to all the music available is mind boggling to me.
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13 months ago
I doubt the customers that didn't buy in previously are "waiting and hoping" for this promotion.
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13 months ago
If you aren’t an Apple Music subscriber already you are missing out on something incredible.
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13 months ago

It's 5 bucks if you're a student. Also... How the hell do you guys survive in the pre-streaming era? The price of two Starbucks coffees a month for essentially access to all the music available is mind boggling to me.


My objection to AM isn't necessarily the price, or even my disdain for subscription services that leave you with nothing. I don't understand how you streaming era people are comfortable trusting all of your media to an internet connection!? And that's not to mention the absolute mess AM makes of your personal music library, or the headaches it creates for everyone not subscribed.
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13 months ago
I did the trial a few years ago and that was that. I never signed up for the paid service.
Sure, I would like a free month again.
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13 months ago

Quite. I am bought in to Echo now as well as iPhone, Mac etc, and Spotify does the job really well for me on all the platforms I use. Why would I jump ship to Apple Music only to be limited to Apple devices?

This encapsulates the problem I am having with Apple products and services now. Why should I tie myself to an Apple ecosystem that is proprietary, expensive, and makes it difficult to use non Apple services and products?

You can say it’s not Apples responsibility to work with competitors or non Apple products, and you’re right. But it’s not my responsibility to use Apple when it’s expensive, difficult, or limits my options
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13 months ago

Quite. I am bought in to Echo now as well as iPhone, Mac etc, and Spotify does the job really well for me on all the platforms I use. Why would I jump ship to Apple Music only to be limited to Apple devices?


It’s not limited to Apple devices? It’s available on a lot of other platforms like Sonos, the other mobile OS, and even Windows. It may not be on Echo, but it’s definitely not an Apple-exclusive service that limits you to Apple devices.
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13 months ago

My objection to AM isn't necessarily the price, or even my disdain for subscription services that leave you with nothing. I don't understand how you streaming era people are comfortable trusting all of your media to an internet connection!? And that's not to mention the absolute mess AM makes of your personal music library, or the headaches it creates for everyone not subscribed.

Where's the mess you talk so much about? What's wrong with using an internet connection? You know you can save songs for offline listening aswell? If it wasn't for streaming services, music discovery wouldn't be as good as it is now and it's much better since we don't need to download or rip cds and manually create a library.
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13 months ago

It’s not limited to Apple devices? It’s available on a lot of other platforms like Sonos, the other mobile OS, and even Windows. It may not be on Echo, but it’s definitely not an Apple-exclusive service that limits you to Apple devices.


When are Apple going to realise that it's no longer possible to come along late to the party and still clean up. They may have been successful with doing that in the past, but the other guys are getting better and better at executing whenever Apple leave the prime mover slot open. Home Pod may be a good product, but it's only one product, expensive, and only does one thing. Too little, too late.

AppleTV, similarly, is too limited in its scope and reach, and other products are eating Apple's lunch.

They need to execute much more quickly, and MUCH more thoroughly.

I say all this as an Apple advocate and enthusiast, but I'm not blind to the competition and will happily use other products if they suit my needs better. Apple must be very careful that they are not marginalising themselves too much right now.

Apple Music may not be Apple-exclusive, but Amazon in particular are positioning themselves really well and moving very quickly and, apart from the Fire phone, also executing really well. Not perfectly, but they learn quickly and are not afraid of throwing lots of stuff out there and iterating quickly. Apple are perfectionists but this may not be the right approach to take any longer in a very fast-moving landscape.

I haven't given up hope yet of Apple continuing to maintain their relevance, but I am concerned at what I see happening around them.
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13 months ago

...The price of two Starbucks coffees a month for essentially access to all the music available is mind boggling to me.

Yeah, All the music that's available on the service...

... until it's not.

And in any case, I'm not interested in "all the music" - just like I'm not interested in 99% of what's on cable TV (and, increasingly, the cheap, low-quality "filler" programming that's creeping into Netflix).

The "all you can eat" business model starts off great BUT unfailingly degenerates into junk food.

Every time.
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