Apple generally treats its popular music streaming platform
the same as the company's hardware, rarely offering discounts directly, even for new subscribers. But we've actually seen quite a few decent Apple Music deals
with absolutely no strings attached at the likes of Groupon in recent months
, not to mention all those freebies included with Verizon's revamped unlimited plans
starting earlier this year.
It's also easy to save if you're a student or opt for a family plan instead of a standard individual subscription, especially now that the former group can claim an extended trial. In lieu of the usual three months of unlimited, ad-free music streaming you can get at no cost whatsoever, Apple is providing students signing up for the service for the first time with complimentary access to a library of over 50 million songs for a full six months.
You don't have to do anything special to qualify for this killer deal either, as you simply need to be a new user and supply proof of enrollment in an eligible educational institution, including colleges and universities nationwide. Once your six free months are up, you will be automatically charged $4.99 every 30 days to continue using the service unless you choose to cancel your subscription, which you can obviously do at any given time.
That represents a 50 percent discount compared to the regular $9.99 rate charged by Apple of non-student subscribers, mind you, which basically means you can save a grand total of around 90 bucks and only pay $30 or so for your first year of "premium" music streaming if you're a student and decide to retain your subscription beyond the extended trial period. Beat that, Spotify