Apple Music introduces student discounts
Apple Music Apple on Friday announced it is going to offer discounts for students that subscribe from Apple Music, starting today. We first learned about the news on TechCrunch . Any students can now purchase an individual subscription with Apple Music for just $4.99 – that’s half the normal starting price for Apple’s music streaming service. This discount applies to students in the US, UK, Denmark, Australia, New Zealand, and Ireland – regardless of age or degree. These students can receive discounts over four continuous years or non-continuous years, should they take a break from schooling.
The $4.99 discount for students also works for new customers as well as existing Apple Music subscribers. This move is Apple’s way of better competing with Spotify, which currently has more than double the number of subscribers (13 million vs. 30 million). For years now, Spotify has offered an equivalent discount for students : $4.99 per month, just like this new Apple Music student discount. Apple is also reportedly in the midst of overhauling Apple Music .
The company has responded to many customers’ complaints about the service’s messy and less-than-intuitive interface, and the service should get a pretty big update in the fall when the new versions of iOS and OS X launch to the public. Read the original article on Tech Insider . Follow Tech Insider on Facebook and Twitter . Copyright 2016. More from Tech Insider: The 9 coolest things PlayStation showed off at E3 This was the only bad news from Sony’s PlayStation event A new Spider-Man game is coming exclusively to the PS4 and it looks fantastic Here’s everything we just learned about the PlayStation 4 VR headset This new horror game starring a ‘Walking Dead’ star looks insane