Since the student tier’s debut, this is the first increase.
You should anticipate that an Apple Music student package will increase your education debt modestly. The student discount for Apple Music has been quietly increased from $5 per month to $6 in the US and Canada, and from £5 to £6 in the UK, as noted by developer Michael Burkhardt and 9to5Mac. Although we’ve contacted Apple for comment, it’s unclear exactly when or why the change happened; nevertheless, it seems to have happened within the last two days.
The student tier, which was established in 2016, gives students who meet the requirements access to all of Apple Music’s features at a reduced cost.
As a bonus, you currently receive Apple TV+, although this is a “limited-time promotion” that can end at any time. Apple increased pricing in May in places like South Africa, New Zealand, and India.
The price hike makes it harder to sell Apple Music. At the time of writing, Spotify Student Premium in the US still costs $5 a month and offers access to Showtime and Hulu’s ad-supported plan. While there are certainly some benefits to choosing Apple Music over competitors (such as better gadget integration), it might not be as alluring if you’re trying to get the most out of your subscriptions.
In the US, Canada, and the UK, Apple Music has subtly increased the cost of its student plan. The subscription cost has gone up from $4.99 to $5.99 in the US and Canada. The cost has gone up in the UK from £4.99 to £5.99. Apple’s website now displays the price increases, which 9to5Mac initially mentioned. The price modifications have not yet been made public by the corporation.
Individual plans are still available for the same price in the US, Canada, and the UK ($9.99 and £9.99, respectively). The student plan previously provided a 50% reduction off the cost of a monthly subscription to the music streaming service. The normal Apple Music membership is now 40% cheaper with the student plan. A family subscription to Apple Music continues to cost $14.99 a month.
Apple raised the cost of the student subscription to Apple Music last month in a number of nations, including Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, New Zealand, India, Indonesia, Israel, and more.
The $4.99 Apple Music Voice plan, which debuted towards the end of last year, is now the cheapest plan available for the music streaming service. Customers cannot access Apple Music using Siri commands with the new service, which is primarily intended for use with HomePod speakers or AirPods.
It’s important to note that the speech-only level of Apple Music isn’t a condensed version with a small number of songs. Similar to typical subscriptions, Apple Music users have access to 90 million songs, tens of thousands of playlists, hundreds of new playlists for activities and moods, customized mixes, and genre stations. Apple Music Radio is also a part of it.