Apple Music trial is no longer free in some countries

Elizabeth Williams
May 23, 2017

In Australia, three-months of Apple Music now runs $0.99. Cupertino continued to offer this free trial service until date but now seems to be monetising the same as well.

The iPhone maker has started charging customers in Australia, Spain, and Switzerland to access Apple Music for three months, Apple-tracking site AppleInsider is reporting.

Folks looking to try Apple Music in at least three major markets now have 99 (very minor) problems to deal with.

As seen below, Apple has updated their pages in Australia, Spain, and Switzerland to reflect the change, with archives of showing the new three-month trial was introduced no earlier than 14th May. On the eve of the launch, pop superstar Taylor Swift announced that she would be withholding her latest mega hit, 1989, since Apple wasn't planning on paying royalties during the three-month trial period.

Even if you hate the design and navigation, one thing has been clear since Apple released its Music streaming service to the world at WWDC 2015: it has the best introductory offer in the business. It should be noted though, that its top rival in the music streaming industry also offers a three-month discount in the U.S. In the states, first time Spotify members can get three-months of service for a total cost of $9.99.

Let us know if you notice a change in your country down in the comments.

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