Apple Music might be flawed, but we still think it compares favourably to the likes of Spotify and Tidal in some key areas. One of the best bits, though, is the no-strings three-month free trial, which makes the 30 days you get with rival services seem miserly. But it turns out with a cunning workaround, you can actually get six months of Apple Music goodness for nowt. To get your first three months, tap or click the 'trial' button in the iOS Music app or iTunes. Fire up the Individual plan, and you gain access to over 30 million tracks, some really nice playlists, the fab 'For You' view and iffy social network Connect, which appears primarily populated by tumbleweeds, while trying desperately to inch away from the decaying corpse of Ping. Scroll down and tap the 'Manage' button under Subscriptions. Then turn off auto-renewal for Apple Music.
To subscribe, open the Apple Music app or iTunes
Apple Music Family plan: How much does it cost?
Sharing your Apple Music Family subscription with others in your household is a great way to save money while enjoying Apple's vast catalog of streaming music content. Here are the steps you'll need to follow to add family members to your Apple Music subscription. If you've got at least two people who are going to be using Family Sharing, you can save quite a bit of money on your monthly Apple Music subscription. There are a few things you'll need to do before you can add a family member to your Apple Music subscription. We suggest making sure the device you're using is charged and on a stable Wi-Fi or cellular connection, you have a valid form of payment on hand, and you block out at least 20 minutes to set it up. First, we'll walk you through how to subscribe to an Apple Music family plan. If you've never subscribed before — congratulations, you'll get a free trial for the first three months!
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Pocket-lint - Apple Music is a music-streaming service that Apple launched in The service competes with the likes of Spotify , Google Play Music and Amazon Music Unlimited , offering users access to millions of songs and a multitude of features, depending on their subscription. Apple offers four paid-for subscription options, one of which is the Apple Music Family subscription. There's also an individual monthly subscription, individual annual subscription and Student subscription, as well as an option for Android device users. This feature focuses on the Apple Music Family subscription, detailing everything you need to know from how much it costs to what it offers and where it is available. If you set up Family Sharing , you will automatically become the family organiser. The Apple Music Family plan not only offers access for up to six users, but each of those users will have their own individual account, which will allow them to stream ad-free music and videos, access 60 million songs and their iTunes library, listen online or offline and download , songs to their library.
Despite launching much later, Apple Music has made up ground quickly on the competition. Apple Music is far from the only service to offer family subscriptions , but its plans do work a little differently, which can be confusing. Spotify and plenty of other services are stand-alone offerings, making adding family members a fairly straightforward process, but Apple Music is tied into the entire Apple ecosystem. If you already have Family Sharing set up and are just looking to add new family members, skip to the next section. The steps are just a little different. You can do this on your Mac, iOS, or Android device. Steps for each are listed below.