Apple Music’s Student Membership scheme has just spread its wings to over 25 more countries across the world including India, Canada, France, Hong Kong, and Spain. Eligible college or university goers can now get a roughly 50% discount when subscribing to the brand’s service.
To recall, the Apple Music Student Membership was first announced back in May this year in 7 countries namely the US, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Denmark and Germany. The new additions means the plan is now active in over 32 countries.
Indian students will have to pay just Rs 60 per month to subscribe to Apple Music if they take up the new offer. The brand utilizes a student validation service called UNiDAYS to check up whether applicants are actually enrolled in a degree-granting college or university.
Apple won’t let students completely off the hook though, since UNiDAYS is supposed to periodically re-check a person’s student status. If it finds that they’re not a student anymore, the membership will be revoked and switched to the regular plan.
Apple can also withdraw the discounted plan if the user has been taking advantage of it for 48 months (4 years). The Individual Membership is priced at Rs 120 per month. People can also opt for a Family Plan which lets them share the subscription with up to 6 members at Rs 190 per month.
Apple Music got a major revamp in iOS 10, with Apple redoing the look and feel of the platform completely to make finding music easier and more natural.