Apple is set to roll out a new discount program for Apple Music. Students enrolled in eligible colleges or universities can now get half off the monthly subscription price. With the discount, membership for students in the US comes to $4.99 per month instead of the usual $9.99. Apple Music offers streaming of "just about every song ever recorded" along with expert recommendations and unlimited radio play.
The student discount is also available to customers in Australia, Denmark, Ireland, Germany, New Zealand, and the UK. While pricing varies in different countries, eligible students will find that the monthly subscription price still comes to 50% of the normal fee. Anyone participating in a degree program, whether it's undergraduate or graduate can get up to four years at the discount price.
In fact, the 4 total years of discounted Apple Music does not have to be consecutive. Both new and existing Apple Music members can sign up for the discount from an iOS or Android device. Apple verifies student status by partnering with UNiDAY to check if those applying for the Apple Music discount are enrolled in an eligible academic program.
When it comes to the future of Apple Music, changes are on the horizon. The service is about to get more intuitive, according to rumors that have surfaced regarding WWDC 2016. Apple's annual developer conference will focus largely on a re-launch of Apple Music, with a renewed user interface and several improvements.Apple Music is already 11 million subscribers strong, but with the new student discount and multiple improvements coming in June, Apple may see a spike of new subscribers over the summer.