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How much is Apple Music? Plans and pricing explained.

Find out how much Apple Music costs and whether it offers a suitable audio streaming plan for your needs. 
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September 11, 2023

Apple Music is a household name in audio streaming, with a vast music library and exclusive content. With multiple subscription plans available, it’s worth understanding the pricing and features before buying. This guide will walk you through the various Apple Music plans and their costs, including Voice, Student, Individual, and Family subscriptions. We’ll also compare these plans with alternatives like Amazon Music, YouTube Music, Spotify, and Deezer to help you make an informed decision.

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There are four Apple Music plans you can choose from. The Apple Voice plan costs $4.99 a month, the Student plan costs $5.99 a month, the Individual plan costs $10.99 a month, and the family plan costs $16.99 a month.


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How much is Apple Music per month?

Apple Music App shown on iPhone X
The Apple Music app comes pre-installed on iOS devices.

Apple Music offers a range of plans, including individual, student, and family subscriptions. Its popular individual plan is priced at $11 per month. Whichever plan you choose, ad-free content, access to exclusive releases, Apple Music 1, and on-demand radio shows are included.

The most affordable plan at Apple Music is the Voice Plan, starting at just $4.99 per month. With the Voice Plan, you can stream music on any Apple device, but the catch is that you can only control it through voice commands with Siri.

If you want more flexibility, the Student and Individual plans are priced at $5.99 per month and $10.99 per month, respectively. Both these plans give access to Apple Music not only on Apple devices but also on Android and other compatible platforms. If you’re looking for a family-friendly option, Apple Music offers a monthly Family Plan for just $16.99. This plan supports family sharing for up to six users and provides personalized music recommendations and individual libraries for each family member.

Apple Music vs. the competition

Apple Music offers a fantastic audio streaming experience with high-quality sound and exclusive content. However, before choosing it’s wise to compare the pricing and features with other top competitors like Spotify, Amazon Music, YouTube Music, and Deezer.

Each platform has advantages, so taking the time to evaluate the options ensures you find the one that best suits your preferences and budget.

Apple MusicAmazonSpotifyYouTube MusicDeezer
Plans & monthly pricing
Apple Music
Voice: $4.99
Student: $5.99
Individual: $10.99
Family: $16.99
Amazon
Free: Free
Prime: $7.99
Unlimited: $9.99
Spotify
Student: $5.99
Individual: $10.99
Duo: $14.99
Family: $16.99
YouTube Music
Free: Free
Student: $5.49
Individual: $10.99
Family: $16.99
Deezer
Premium: $10.99
Family: $17.99
Streaming limits
Apple Music
Voice: Only accessible via voice control
Student: 1 device at a time
Individual: 1 device at a time
Family: 5 devices at a time
Amazon
Free: 1 device at a time
Prime: 1 device at a time
Unlimited: 6 with Family plan, 1 with Individual plan
Spotify
Student: 1 device at a time
Individual: 1 device at a time
Duo: 2 devices at a time
Family: 6 devices at a time
YouTube Music
Free: 1 device at a time
Student: 1 device at a time
Individual: 1 device at a time
Family: 5 devices at a time
Deezer
Premium: 1 device at a time
Family: 6 devices at a time
Supported formats
Apple Music
AAC, ALAC
Amazon
FLAC, MP3
Spotify
AAC, Ogg Vorbis
YouTube Music
AAC, OPUS
Deezer
FLAC
Max streaming quality
Apple Music
24bit / 192kHz
Amazon
24bit / 192kHz
Spotify
320kbps
YouTube Music
256kbps
Deezer
16bit / 44.1kHz
Offline listening
Apple Music
Voice: No
Student: Yes
Individual: Yes
Family: Yes
Amazon
Free: No
Prime: Yes (only for all-access playlists)
Unlimited: Yes (unavailable for single-device plan)
Spotify
All plans: Yes
YouTube Music
Free: No
Student: Yes
Individual: Yes
Family: Yes
Deezer
All plans: Yes
Ad-Free Streaming
Apple Music
All plans: Yes

Amazon
Free: No
Prime: Yes
Unlimited: Yes
Spotify
All plans: Yes
YouTube Music
Free: No
Student: Yes
Individual: Yes
Family: Yes
Deezer
All plans: Yes
iOS support
Apple Music
Voice: No (voice control only)
Student: Yes
Individual: Yes
Family: Yes
Amazon
All plans: Yes
Spotify
All plans: Yes
YouTube Music
All plans: Yes
Deezer
All plans: Yes
Android support
Apple Music
Voice: No (voice control only)
Student: Yes
Individual: Yes
Family: Yes
Amazon
All plans: Yes
Spotify
All plans: Yes
YouTube Music
All plans: Yes
Deezer
All plans: Yes
Free trial
Apple Music
All plans: 6 months for eligible audio devices, 1 month general free trial
Amazon
Free: N/A
Prime: 1 month
Unlimited: 3 months
Spotify
Student: 3 months
Individual: 3 months
Duo: 1 month
Family: 1 month
YouTube Music
Free: N/A
Student: 1 month
Individual: 1 month
Family: 1 month
Deezer
Premium: 1 month
Family: 1 month

Frequently asked questions about Apple Music plan pricing

Yes, Apple Music does offer a yearly subscription plan. It’s an excellent cost-saving option, priced at $99 annually for individuals, compared to the monthly subscription cost of $9.99, which amounts to $119.88 annually. This annual plan can be found within the app’s settings under Subscriptions.

Yes, new Apple Music subscribers can enjoy a six-month free trial with their new iPhone or an eligible audio device. To activate this trial, ensure your iOS version is up to date. Alternatively, you can also opt for a 1-month free trial. For that, simply select Try 1 month free on the website or the Apple Music app and sign up for Apple Music using your email or Apple ID.

Yes, Apple Music offers a free 6-month trial for new subscribers who have bought a new iPhone or a supported audio device and a 1-month free trial for other users wanting to try and experience it. However, it’s important to note that once the trial period ends, you’ll have to pay monthly or annually to continue using Apple Music on your account.

Yes, Apple Music automatically renews after the free trial ends. If you don’t want to continue the service, turn off the automatic subscription renewal before the billing date. To disable automatic renewal on Apple Music, go to music.apple.com, sign in to your account, and tap the profile icon. Then go to Settings, and under Subscriptions, select Manage. Finally, click Cancel Subscription.