Apple offers free Apple Music with AirPods and Beats purchases

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

What you need to know

  • Apple has launched a brand new Apple Music deal for Beats and AirPods customers.
  • New subscribers can get six months of free Apple Music with some purchases.
  • It's available for all Apple's AirPods and some Beats headphones too.

Apple has today started offering users six months free Apple Music to new subscribers who buy its AirPods, AirPods Pro, AirPods Max, and select Beats headphones.

To redeem the offer, users will need to be running iOS 15 on iPhone or iPad. By pairing their eligible headphones to their device, they can open the music app and sign in with their Apple ID to redeem the offer, tapping 'Get 6 months free'.

All of Apple's AirPods and some Beats headphones qualify, specifically:

Any AirPods Pro, AirPods with Charging Case, AirPods with Wireless Charging Case, AirPods Max, Beats Studio Buds, Powerbeats, Powerbeats Pro, or Beats Solo Pro is eligible. No purchase necessary for current owners of eligible devices. AirPods (1st generation), Beats Solo3 Wireless, Beats Studio3 Wireless, Beats EP, and Beats Flex are not eligible.

Customers have 90 days from the first pairing of their headphones to their device to take advantage. If you already have an eligible device, it's 90 days after you've upgraded to iOS 15 or iPadOS 15.

As noted, this is only available to new subscribers, so if you already have Apple Music, or have used it in the past this isn't for you. As is often the case with this sort of thing, you'll automatically be put onto a paid Apple Music subscription at the end of your free six months unless you cancel.

Apple's AirPods Pro headphones and its regular AirPods Pro both feature in our roundup of best true wireless earbuds for 2021.

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Stephen Warwick
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Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design. Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple. Follow him on Twitter @stephenwarwick9