You Can Now Try Apple Music For Free
If you are a proud owner of any of the Apple devices, you can now proudly take out your headphones and give Apple music a go. You’d better hurry up as well, as the free trial expires on September 30th.
How to get started
On mobile or iPad: make sure to update your IOS to version 8.4 before you get going.
Then, head over to Account and click or tap on Join Apple Music.
On Mac or PC: install the latest version of iTunes, go to Account>Join Apple Music.
Note: as the free trial expires on September 30th, you will be automatically charged for the music service as of October 1st. So, if you get caught up in things and lose track of time, you free trial may slowly turn into paid service without you even noticing.
In order to not let that happen, go back to Account and click View Apple ID>Manage>Subscriptions. Check off the Automatic Renewal button. This way, your subscription to Apple music service will not be automatically renewed when the trial expires.
What Does Apple Music Have To Offer?
With a free trial now on offer, there is not much need for a detailed service description – as you can go and check it all out yourself. However, here’s what you get with Apple Music.
First thing to establish here is that Apple Music is not the same as iTunes.
iTunes comes pre-installed on Apple devices and gives you access to a music catalog, letting you buy things individually.
Apple Music is all about streaming. You buy a subscription to the service for $9.99 a month and get access to all the 30 million songs in the library. You don’t actually own the songs, of course, and you can’t technically download them onto your device. The tracks are stored on the cloud, and the subscription lets you play them from there directly. Think Spotify or Hulu – Apple Music works according to the same principle.
How Is Apple Music Different?
Apple is very happy with the service’s three features, namely Beats 1 Radio, curated playlists and Connect.
Beats 1 – Apple Music offers a radio subscription, in addition to the music collection. Beats 1 is a 24-hour radio service that is broadcast around the world and will keep you up to date with pop culture new and artists’ lives.
Curated playlists will accumulate recommendations of what Apple Music believes you will like. Apple promises that this is done by real people, and not a computer like you would expect.
Connect lets you get closer to your favorite singers and musicians. It’s a social networking feature, allowing you to follow different performers and learn about their lives, upcoming tracks and even get a glimpse of some backstage happenings.
Artists like Drake, Pharrell Williams, Bastille and others are already waiting for you there.
Let us now how your Apple Music trial goes. Share your experience in the comments.
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