Apple Music Users Able to Gift a Month Subscription to a Friend

Apple is today sending out notifications to Apple Music subscribers that, when tapped, allows them to send a referral to friend to sign up for a free one-month subscription to ‌Apple Music‌.

According to Apple, the referrals for a free month of service can only be sent to people who do not already subscribe to ‌Apple Music‌.

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The person who signs up for the free trial will see their subscription renew after a month, or one month after the standard free trial.

That means people who have not used ‌Apple Music‌ before can get a total of four months of service for free, because Apple already offers a three month free trial for everyone.

Those who have already used a three month trial and then canceled may be able to get an additional month through this referral link.

Not all ‌Apple Music‌ users appear to be getting these notifications at this time, but we've seen multiple reports both from MacRumors readers and on Twitter.

Apple has promoted ‌Apple Music‌ in similar ways in the past, offering free trial extensions to those who previously signed up for ‌Apple Music‌.

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Top Rated Comments

unlovbl Avatar
70 months ago
Why would I do that to a friend?
Score: 49 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iBreatheApple Avatar
70 months ago
It makes more sense to send them a link to the Apple Music ('https://www.apple.com/apple-music/') site where they are offered a free 3-month trial.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
az431 Avatar
70 months ago
After Apple music was released Apple ruined whole itunes app at ios. Thats for not even bother to use my free 3mo on service. Rather directly paying to spotify. Also seems apple have choise to change simplicy in many other major ios softwares (for example appstore) which is making whole ios experience way worse than before. I rather would like simple appstore and toplists like it was before and more intelligence search options in app store and itunes (genres) than bad user experience. In itunes I cant understand why I cant use choise shortcuts. For me Artists/Playlist/Songs is way more important than Library/Radio/Search. And of those 2 i have never used... and wouldnt never use library neither if it wouldnt be only options to handle youre music. And today u got only 3 shortcuts down when there is space for 4-5. I got huge libraries and also I cant understand why in playlists to see 1 cover picture and take space of 4 rows (playlists) for that, but in songs u see 6 songs (even that title (play/shuffle) are to large in for my taste just like album covers (under 4 covers in screen on iphone 6s). Only artists page is well done (8-9 artist name on screen).

And what are these apple music genres... those are more like joke. I listen eletronic music which have around 200 subgenres (most not even marked in wikipedia eletronic subgenre listing) but apple use Eletronic for everything... Well atleast "similar artists" has improved a lot in time of launch of apple music, but overall user experience is pretty bad.
I understood the first sentence. It was downhill after that.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BGPL Avatar
70 months ago
Screw a friend over with the gift of an auto-renewing subscription. Awesome idea Apple.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
69Mustang Avatar
70 months ago
So Apple is getting into network marketing. Okay I guess. I wonder if you can get a term life policy along with that trial membership. ;)

The conspiracy theorist in me says Apple's iPhone woes may have been worse than they claim. They seem to trying every budget marketing and sales technique known to man... all at the same time.

The pragmatist in me says Apple is just exploring alternative ways to reach customers.
The pragmatist in me drinks to much so what does he know. :p:D
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Very nice of Apple not to mention free advertising.
You are not the product. But your friends? Your friends and family? Your friend's family and your family's friends? Product.:cool::p
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
minik Avatar
70 months ago
Why would I do that to a friend?
Why not?
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)