Apple Music subscription price has been increased for students in India and some other markets. As a result of the update, Apple is charging Rs. 59 per month to college students to access its music streaming service in the country. However, the Apple Music subscription for regular users has not been revised and still starts at Rs. 99 a month. Apple has notified its student customers of the change via email. Apple Music student membership claims to provide access to 90 million songs and over 30,000 expert-curated playlists. The offerings bundled with the service are similar to what the iPhone makers are offering to their regular customers under the Personal plan.
The company’s official site is showing the revised price of Apple Music subscription for student users. This shows that the service is available at Rs. 59 per month. This is 20 per cent more than the earlier monthly fee of Rs. 49.
According to a report by MacRumors, the change isn’t just limited to India, but is rolling out to student customers in other regions as well. These include Australia, Indonesia, Israel, Kenya, Malaysia, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa and the Philippines.
Despite the revision, Apple is still offering the student subscription with a discount on the regular Personal plan, which costs Rs. 99 a month in India. The Apple Music Family Plan is also available for up to six people to access the service. 149 per month. In addition, Apple offers Apple Music Voice at a monthly fee of Rs. 49.
Student membership is exclusively for university students. Users signing up for the service are required to verify their university enrollment through discount site UniDays. Billing of the subscription also requires a valid payment method to be added to the Apple ID.
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