Get 6 months of Apple Music for free if you are a college student

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What you need to know

  • Apple is running a limited-time offer on Apple Music for college students.
  • New subscribers to the music streaming service will get 6 months free.
  • Afterwards, the subscription will cost $4.99 per month.

Apple is back with a special offer for students who want to try out Apple Music.

Reported by 9to5Mac, Apple has brought back its extended promotion for new subscribers to Apple Music if you are a student. Between now and October 31, college students can sign up to receive six months of the music streaming service for free.

New subscribers to Apple Music are commonly given three months of the music streaming service for free. Some carriers and retailers have also extended that to four months. Others, like Verizon, have plans that offer Apple Music for free as part of the service plan.

Students must link their Apple Music account to UNiDAYS in order to verify that they are in fact a student. For those already subscribed, linking your account will cut the cost of Apple Music from its usual $9.99 per month to $4.99 per month.

As usual, Apple Music student discounts are verified through UNiDAYS, and students must verify their enrollment by linking their Apple Music account to UNiDAYS. The extended trial is available only for new Apple Music subscribers. If you're already an Apple Music subscriber and a student, however, make sure you're taking advantage of the $4.99 monthly plan.

The report notes that this year's offer is a little different from last year, which offered both Apple Music and Apple TV+ in a bundle for students at only $4.99 per month. That offer coincided with Apple's launch of the video streaming service, and appears to have been a one-time offer.

For those subscribers who listen on the web, the Apple Music beta website is back, this time with a new Listen Now tab. The Apple Music app is also getting a redesign in iOS14 when it launches this fall.

Joe Wituschek

Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.