Apple Music Student Plan Pricing Increases by 20% in US, UK, EU, Canada, and Other Countries [Updated]
Pricing for the Apple Music Student Plan has increased in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada.
The price changes, first spotted by Michael Burkhardt on Twitter (via 9to5Mac), increase the Apple Music Student Plan from $4.99 to $5.99 per month in the United States and Canada, and from £4.99 to £5.99 in the United Kingdom. The changes cut what was previously a 50 percent discount on the $9.99 and £9.99 monthly cost to just 40 percent.
Archived webpages indicate that the change occurred within the past 48 hours. Last month, Apple increased the price of the Apple Music Student Plan in a large number of countries, including Australia, the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, New Zealand, India, South Africa, Indonesia, Israel, and Kenya. Apple informed affected subscribers via email in these countries, but it seems to have not yet informed customers about the latest price change in the U.S., UK, and Canada.
Update: Price increases have also taken effect in various European countries, where most EU countries have seen a bump from EUR 4.99 to EUR 5.99, Finland has increased from EUR 4.99 to EUR 6.99, Sweden has seen an increase from SEK 49 to SEK 65, Denmark has seen an increase from DKK 49 to DKK 59, and Switzerland has seen an increase from CHF 6.50 to CHF 7.50, for example.
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Top Rated Comments
Spotify is still using heavy lossy compressed music files.
Also, I will continue using Spotify to teach my courses because of the sharing and collaboration features.
Also, non-Apple using students would resent me asking them to buy Apple things, even though they can use the service without any Apple hardware.
The _one_ thing I can imagine moving me from Spotify for teaching would be something remarkable with music metadata in the rumored Apple Classical Music app/service (or whatever becomes of the Primephonic acquisition). Currently, metadata in both Spotify and Apple Music is hot garbage.