Apple is now offering a yearly Apple Music subscription plan in Australia at a discounted price — available to both current and future members. The new annual membership plan offers 12 months for the price of 10 months. Meaning 2 months will essentially be free each year. With features like the ability to download them for offline listening, curated playlists, original shows, and more.
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Battle of the beats – how does music streaming giant Spotify hold up against Apple Music?
Give your savings the boost they need. Updated Apr 27, Apple Music is Apple's answer to music streaming services like Spotify and Pandora. As with those services, Apple Music features a vast library of songs that can be streamed to a variety of modern devices wherever and whenever you want — so long as you're connected to the Internet, of course.
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Apple Music is a powerful candidate in the music streaming world but not one that stands head and shoulders above the rest. With a few tweaks here and there, it will surely become a more compelling option. As of , 72 million people use Apple Music. That may be a lot less than the million subscribers on Spotify Premium , but for a service that's only been around for five years, that's impressive. And Apple Music has become increasingly important to Apple over the years — especially since it replaced iTunes in Even Android users can use the service, which might come as a surprise when Apple likes to wall-off its hardware and services — and in the name of spreading the Apple love, its music service is even supported on Amazon Echo speakers. Apple Music also offers extensive music discovery channels including round-the-clock radio station 'Apple Music 1' formerly known as Beats 1 featuring renowned radio DJs like Zane Lowe, as well as social features that aim to put artists and bands closer to their fans. It's all exciting stuff. You'll definitely want to dig into Apple Music if you're interested in the Apple HomePod too — right now it's the only service the great-sounding speaker fully supports, though that's set to change, with Apple announcing "a new program to integrate third-party music services" at WWDC That pricing is the same as most of Apple Music's competitors, but the family plan is a nice addition and offers real value for money.
Give your savings the boost they need. Updated Mar 18, Over the last decade years Spotify has sat comfortably in the throne as the most popular paid streaming service in the world. Now, Apple — the company that propelled the digital music revolution forward back in — is looking to reclaim their place and boot Spotify from its cloud. Despite launching nearly seven years after Spotify, Apple Music has established itself as a keen competitor to the music-streaming colossus of Spotify. Now that both services have had time to butt heads, let's take a look at how the two compare. Yes, Spotify has long offered either a free tier option, or a day free trial for their premium services.