Apple Music Launches Student Plans for 50% Off, But Not in Canada

Apple today is rolling out student pricing for Apple Music, at a discounted rate of 50% off, for eligible college and university students, reports TechCrunch. So this means the standard $9.99 per month rate would be $4.99 instead, for up to four years following sign up (they donโ€™t have to be continuous years).

The new option is launching in the United States, plus six other countries, but unfortunately, Canada is not part of this student offering, yet (are you really surprised?):

The option isnโ€™t just arriving in the U.S., though. Students in other countries, including the U.K., Germany, Denmark, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand, will also be able to take advantage of the new membership option.

However, because Apple Music is priced slightly differently in other markets, the cost of the student membership will vary. But in all markets, it will be 50 percent off the standard subscription price.

Apple is working with student verification provider UNiDAYS to ensure eligible enrolment and customers can make the change on the web or within Apple Music on iOS or Android.

Apple Music is reportedly set to undergo a revamp, with details to be provided at upcoming WWDC in June, and a release pegged with iOS 10 this fall. Apple Music currently has 13 million paying subscribers and costs $9.99/$14.99 per month for a single/family plan in Canada.

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  • runner

    Probably because of the Canadian dollar.

  • Salinger

    The Australian and New Zealand dollars are worth less than the CAD.

  • KS

    Sarcasm.

  • aaloo

    canada gets shafted one more time. if trump was our leader, this wouldn’t be happening /s ๐Ÿ™‚

  • The wall just got higher

  • Of course not Canada.

  • Salinger

    ???

  • iTeodoro

    Canada has always been slow to get certain technology or features…it like the Apple Pay…we won’t expect any of the Apple Music discount for students in a couple of years…which I find to be really hard for students here in Canada with a budget. ๐Ÿ™