Apple has announced that they are introducing a new Apple Music initiative for students in the US. The company plans to give students discounts to the streaming service by up to 50 percent. All those who are enrolled in a college or university are eligible for the new discount program.
The new deal means any student at college and university can now use the service for just $4.99, which is a significant decrease from the monthly $9.99 subscription fee people are paying for at the moment.
US students are the first to benefit at the moment, but the smartphone making giant plans to dish out the feature in the UK, Germany, Denmark, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand. The discounted price is going to be different for each and every country, but all prices are prized to see at least a 50 percent discount cut off from the initial price.
The discount is being offered for four continuous and non-continuos years at the moment after sign up. There are also four non-continuous years that are available for the program. This is to help students who go on semester breaks or take gap years. This allows them to stop the discount program and start again when they get back to school. It is available for all students regardless of the degree at the moment.
The new membership is to be available starting today. It is available for both new and already existing subscribers, so students can use the app to change membership or go online. UNiDAY, student verification technology is being used by Apple to ensure that no incorrect sign ups are made.
The news of the discount Apple Music membership price for students comes just two days after it was revealed that Apple was planning an overhaul of the Apple Music platform.