How Much Does Apple Music Cost And Can You Get It For Free?

Launched back in 2015, Apple Music is a music and video streaming service that features a vast library of songs and curated playlists. With the Apple Music app, you can stream your favorite tracks, enjoy concerts, on-demand live radio shows and browse within a massive library of more than 30,000 expert-curated playlists. By subscribing to Apple Music’s paid plans, you can enjoy a wide variety of features that include real-time lyrics, personalized playlists, download tracks for offline listening, request a song/playlist/artist to Siri, and more.


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Apple Music creates music in a Dolby Atomos spatial sound, an immersive audio listening technology with nuanced detail. Also, another popular fact about this popular music streaming service is that Apple Music uses lossless audio compression. Lossless audio compression reduces the size of the audio file while preserving its quality. So, yes, if you’re a fan of this incredible music streaming service developed by Apple INC, let’s know all about Apple Music plans and how to get Apple Music for free.

Let’s dive in.

Also read: 9 Apple Music Features You Should Probably Know About!

How Much Does Apple Music Cost

4 Different Types of Apple Music Plans

There are 4 different types of Apple Music plans that you can choose as per your audio listening needs.

  • Apple Music Voice Plan- $5/per month.
  • Apple Music Individual- $10/per month.
  • Apple Music Student Plan- $5/per month.
  • Apple Music Family Plan- $15/per month.

Before we discuss each of the Apple Music plans in detail, here’s something you should know. Some basic features remain common across all the subscription plans like ad-free content, on-demand radion shows, offline listening, access to exclusive content, and so on.


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Apple Music Voice Plan


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Launched in 2021, Apple Music Voice Plan is one of the popular subscriptions offered by Apple. Apple Music Voice Plan is designed exclusively for Siri. By subscribing to Apple Music Voice Plan, you can use Siri’s advanced capabilities to request a specific song or playlist. Yes, that’s right. Now you can simply ask Siri to play your favorite tracks. Say “Hey Siri, play the dinner party playlist” or say “Play something chill” or anything that you like while making the most of Siri’s power and capabilities. You can enjoy all this at a mere cost of $5/per month and browse through 90 million tracks, personalized mixes, radio stations, and more.


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Apple Music Voice Plan combines Apple Music and Siri altogether, making Apple Music accessible across other Apple devices as well. The Apple Music Voice Plan is available in all the major countries across the globe including the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, India, and other regions.

Apple Music Individual Plan

Apple Music Individual Plan is the most basic plan offered by Apple that comes for $10/per month. Apart from the basic features, you get the following benefits with the Apple Music Individual Plan:

  • Spatial audio with Dolby Atmos sound.
  • Original shows, concerts, and exclusives.
  • Lossless Audio Compression.
  • Real-time lyrics view.
  • Download songs for offline listening.
  • Ad-free music.
  • See what your friends are listening to.

Also, if you ever feel like switching to Apple Music Family Plan from the Individual subscription, you can easily do that by upgrading your current plan.

Apple Music Student Plan

If you’re a college student then lucky for you! Apple offers an exclusive Student Plan where you can slice off the rates of the annual plan and enjoy Apple Music’s premium features at an affordable cost of $5/per month. But yes, you might need to provide a valid email ID affiliated with an educational institute. Compared to the Apple Music Individual Plan, the Apple Music student plan comes at a 50 percent discounted price.

Apple Music Family Plan

Want to save like a pro? Well, opt for the Apple Music Family Plan to enjoy an immersive audio listening experience across multiple devices. With the Family Plan, you can get unlimited access to music for up to 6 people. The Family Plan also offers personalized music recommendations for each member.

Your music taste doesn’t align with your other family members? Don’t worry. The Apple Music Family Plan offers you the liberty of creating a personal music library for each member. Apple Music Family Plan comes at $15/per month that can be availed by up to 6 members.

How to Get Apple Music for Free?


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To get Apple Music for free, you can sign up for any of Apple Music’s existing plans to enjoy the free trial period of 3 months. Once the free trial period is about to end, you can either opt-out of the service or continue using Apple Music by subscribing to any of the plans: Voice Plan, Individual, Student, and Family Plan.

Also read: How To Get Your Hands On Music Videos In Apple Music

Frequently Asked Questions-

Q.1. How much is Apple Music for a year?

The annual Apple Music Plan comes at a yearly cost of $99. You can also buy an Apple Music Gift card for $99 to make the most of the annual subscription.

Q.2. How much is Apple Music Monthly?

Apple Music offers you 4 different plans that you can choose from:

  • Apple Music Voice Plan- $5/per month.
  • Apple Music Individual- $10/per month.
  • Apple Music Student Plan- $5/per month.
  • Apple Music Family Plan- $15/per month.

Q.3. Is Apple Music worth the cost?

Yes, Apple Music is definitely worth the cost! You may have various alternatives available when looking for music streaming apps and services but Apple Music still excels above its competitors in terms of the features and overall audio listening experience that it offers.

Also read: Spotify vs Apple Music vs Tidal! Which One You Should Prefer?

Which Apple Music Plan do you use? Do you think Apple Music has better sound quality and format compared to other music streaming services? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments box.

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