Apple Music didn’t launch a student plan at a discount until 2016. The discounted plan has been available for $4.99 a month to those with a verifiable .edu email address. In 2019, Apple included Apple TV+ in its discounted Apple Music student plan. It’s also worth noting that Apple Music is priced dollar-for-dollar between the US and Canada. Nearly every other Apple service is adjusted for the exchange rate – so Apple Music is a curious exception here.
Even though Apple hasn’t yet made the change official, some keen Apple websites have noticed it. In late May, the price hike started to be seen in various nations throughout the world. Along with comparable price rises in Canada and the UK, the $1 price increase appears to be new to the United States in the previous 48 hours. Since the service’s debut in 2015, this is the first time Apple has raised the cost of any Apple Music tier.
Apple is currently offering a Back to School Promotion of $100 and $150 gift cards depending on the purchase. Apple recently announced its Apple Music Voice Plan at $4.99 a month. This new plan is voice-activated only and allows users to request music using a Siri-enabled device. The cheaper plan provides no access to the Apple Music app and no support for features like spatial audio and lyrics lookup. The Apple Music Student Plan is a discounted version of its single-payer $9.99 plan.
Apple Music increased the price of student plans in Australia, New Zealand, and the Philippines in late May. Customers in those affected regions received an email announcing the change. So far, Digital Music News hasn’t seen any reports on social media of people sharing news of a price hike from Apple. Apple chose an interesting time to launch a price hike for its student plan.