New customers can get six months of free Apple Music with Shazam

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

What you need to know

  • Shazam is offering new customers 6 months of free Apple Music through its app.
  • The promotion is available in the USA, UK, and Canada.
  • It seems to be an extension of the previous Black Friday promotion.

New customers can score six months of free Apple Music through Shazam between now and New Year's Eve, and even existing subscribers can grab three months for free!

As reported by MacWorld, Apple and Shazam previously ran this promotion from November 29 to December 2. It seems this promotion has been extended and is available until the end of the year:

From now until New Year's Eve you can get a six months subscription to Apple Music for free. All you need to do is Shazam something with the Shazam iPhone app. When you do so you will automatically be able to sign up for six months Apple Music for free.

The free six months is only available to new customers. However, existing customers can still get three months for free using the same deal. To get six months, you'll need to download Shazam. Inside the app, tap the Library symbol, and you should see a promotion that says 'Limited Time Only - Get up to 6 months free of Apple Music'. Tap 'Try Now' and follow the instructions. You can also access the deal by "Shazaming" a song, once the song is identified you'll get a chance to take advantage of the deal.

Apple has confirmed that previous subscribers who resubscribe will get three free months. To do this, head to your iOS settings. In Apple ID, head to Subscriptions and cancel your Apple Music subscription. Your subscription will still run its course, but in the meantime, you can get the three months free. Head over to the Shazam app and into the app's settings. You need to disconnect Apple Music From Shazam. After doing this the offer should appear. Then all you need to do is follow the instructions as per the above. Apple will recognize you're a returning subscriber so you'll only get three months. If your subscription period is still running, you'll be given the option to add the balance to your account with an iTunes Pass.

Happy streaming!

Stephen Warwick
News Editor

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