Apple Music Reduces Free Trial Period to One Month

Since launching in 2015, Apple Music has offered a three-month free trial to first-time subscribers, but the trial period has now been reduced.

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Starting this week, Apple Music offers a shorter one-month free trial to first-time subscribers in the United States, Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, and other countries. The change was first spotted by Japanese blog Mac Otakara.

Apple Music pricing remains unchanged, with an individual plan available for $9.99 per month in the United States after the one-month trial period.

For comparison, rival streaming music service Spotify typically offers a one-month free trial for its Premium tier, but it is currently offering a two-month trial as a limited time promotion in the United States and select other countries. Spotify is also offering a three-month free trial to first-time customers who sign up through PayPal.

Apple Music continues to offer a six-month free trial to customers who purchase eligible AirPods, Beats, or HomePod models for a limited time.

Top Rated Comments

MysticCow Avatar
27 months ago
Remember when Steve Jobs said it was stupid to rent music? MysticCow remembers...but times also change.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
anthogag Avatar
27 months ago
1 month for a free trial is good enough. 3 months was generous. ?
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BrownyQ Avatar
27 months ago
And just last week my parents figured they'd try the service out for the first time and got the 3 months free. What fortunate timing.

I come from a different era of music listening, so I've never made use of any streaming service. Curated my library for the past 20 or so years.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
citysnaps Avatar
27 months ago
Makes sense. If you can't make a decision if Apple Music (or any other Apple service) is right for you within 30 days, it's time to seek professional help.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
boss.king Avatar
27 months ago
I think I'm on my ninth month of trial. The Shazaam app gives you 2 months just for opening it.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
CLS9 Avatar
27 months ago
Just be sure you do NOT cancel your trial period until the day before it expires. Once you cancel it's gone, even if you have a couple months left. If you pay for it and cancel, you'll still be able to use the remainder. For the trial, you won't.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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