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 don’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 isn’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.