For years, Apple Music has offered a three-month free trial to new members. Cupertino recently decreased that amount to a month in a number of countries, including the US, Canada, Australia, Japan, the United Kingdom, and others.
The change has no bearing on the restricted six-month trial program offered with the purchase of select Apple gadgets, such as AirPods, HomePod mini, and some Beats goods.
The cost of a monthly membership appears to remain unaffected. The individual Apple Music plan is still $9.99 ($4.99 for college students), while the family plan for five people is $14.99.
The Apple Music Voice Plan, which costs $4.99 a month and offers you restricted access to select categories of music via voice and Siri with no spatial or lossless audio, is also available.
Apple’s decision might be a bid to close the gap between Apple Music and Spotify, which remains the market leader in streaming services.
Spotify offers limited two-month trial campaigns in the United States and a few other countries, and paying for Premium via PayPal gets you three months free.