Students can get six free months of Apple Music right now instead of the usual three (new users only)

Students can get six free months of Apple Music instead of the usual three (new users only)
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!

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