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Apple Music is free for up to 4 months for US military and veterans

Apple Music on iPhone
Apple Music on iPhone (Image credit: iMore)

What you need to know

  • Apple Music is free for up to four months for US military and veterans.
  • People can log in via their ID.me account to claim the offer.

Apple Music is offering serving members of the US military as well as veterans the chance to enjoy its wares for free for four months so long as they haven't been a subscriber before.

Apple Music normally offers everyone a free three-month trial, but this offer gives military personnel and vets an additional month without any cost. All they need to do is sign into their ID.me account via this specific link (opens in new tab) that was first spotted by 9to5Mac.

The URL mentions July 4th so it isn't clear how long the deal will be on the table.

Iphone 12 Pro Apple Music Lossless Hero

Iphone 12 Pro Apple Music Lossless Hero (Image credit: Christine Romero-Chan / iMore)

The ID.me account that this requires is a third-party service that offers discounts to those who are part of the military or are veterans so you'll need one of those before proceeding. Beyond that, a normal Apple ID will work just fine when listening to Apple's 75 million songs, including some with Dolby Atmos and Spatial Audio support. Don't forget lossless audio is a thing now, too!

Looking for some new headphones to enjoy Apple Music to the max? AirPods Max are a great option. There are some great AirPods Max deals to be had as well, but be quick. Stocks are still limited for these highly sought after headphones.

Oliver Haslam
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Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.