Our complete guide to the best Apple Music deals available right now is the best way to get all your favourite tunes, as well as curated playlists and radio, without breaking the bank.
Since its launch in 2015, Apple Music has been Apple's answer to other music streaming services, like Spotify. Working seamlessly with other Apple products, Apple Music can be accessed via Siri, where you can ask it to be play songs according to your mood: 'Hey Siri, play something relaxing', for example, or in a particular genre.
Apple Music has tunes from thousands of artists, as well as exclusive content in the form of its own radio stations: Apple Music 1, Apple Music Country and Apple Music Hits.
Apple Music normally costs £10.99 a month, but there are a number of ways to lower the cost, and even to get up to six months for free. Firstly, it all depends about which plan you are selecting: Apple Music Voice costs just £4.99 a month and allows you to access Apple Music through Siri when connected to Wi-Fi. You could also go for the Apple Music Family Plan, which costs £16.99 per month but allows up to six people to listen, each with an individual music library and personalised music recommendations.
There's also Apple One, which gives you access to a number of the different subscription services including Apple Music, Apple TV+ and Apple Fitness+ and more. You can now get a one month Apple One free trial.
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So, without further ado, here are the best Apple Music offers in the UK right now, plus all you need to know about how to get them.
Best Apple Music offers at a glance:
- Get a one month Apple Music free trial
- Get six months free with eligible devices
- Get a student subscription for Apple Music from £5.99 a month
- Get up to six months free with an O2 Plus Plan
- Get six months free as an Inclusive Extra with EE
- Get one month Apple One free trial
- Save up to £7 with an Apple Music Family plan
Best Apple Music offers in the UK right now
Get a one month Apple Music free trial
What's the deal? If you're a new subscriber to Apple Music, you can now get a one month UK free trail. This deal from Apple means you can try out Apple Music and see if it's the streaming service for you without worrying about the cost. To start the free trial, simply redeem on an iPhone, iPad or Mac.
Why we chose it: The normal cost of Apple Music is £10.99, making this a great saving for your first month while you see whether you love the service. Something to be aware of is that you will be charged £10.99 per month automatically after the trial ends.
Get six months for free with eligible devices
What's the deal? This is a great chance to get half a year's worth of music streaming for free. This is available with Apple's audio devices — AirPods, HomePod mini, and Beats headphones. You don't have to be buying something new either, as you can redeem this offer even if you've owned your earphones or speaker for a while, you just need to make sure your device is running on the latest version of iOS
Why we chose it: Not only is this a great deal, saving you over £65, we loved that it isn't just available to those making a new purchase but anyone with an eligible device. Do be aware, though, that this deal is only on offer to those who are new subscribers to Apple Music - so if you've already been a user, this isn't the one for you.
Get a student subscription for Apple Music from £5.99 a month
What's the deal? If you're a student, you can get an Apple Music subscription for £5 less per month than normal, at just £5.99 per month for up to 48 months.
Why we chose it: For students, cash can be tight, and this is a really good way to get access to Apple Music, especially as the student package gives you access to all the same features as the normal package. You can also use the one month free trial if you're a first time subscriber to Apple Music.
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Get up to six months free with an O2 Plus Plan
What's the deal? We've seen a subscription to Apple Music offered by quite a few retailers as a benefit of choosing a certain phone plan. This is a great one from O2, where you can get up to six months of Apple Music for free when you sign on to a new plan.
The Plus Plan contracts come with up to six months of Apple Music, as well as a host of other extras like Disney Plus and Amazon Prime. Make sure you redeem your Apple Music subscription within a week of signing on with O2.
Why we chose it: If you're just looking to get Apple Music at a lower cost, signing up to a new phone plan might not be the best way to do it. But, if you have been looking at updating your handset or contract anyway, this is a really good way to get access to all your favourite music, podcasts and more on Apple Music.
Get six months free as an Inclusive Extra with EE
What's the deal? Get six months of Apple Music for free with EE phone plans. This is available whether you're getting an iPhone or an Android phone.
If you go for a Full Works plan with EE, you'll get Apple One, which includes Apple Music as well as Apple TV+, Apple Arcade and iCloud. If you go for one of the All Rounder plans, you'll be able to choose one of EE's Inclusive Extras, which include Apple Music.
Why we chose it: This is a really good deal if you're already looking to sign up to a new phone contract. We also really like that this deal is available not just to new EE customers, but existing ones as well. So if you're already with EE, you can still get access to six months of Apple Music for free, which would normally set you back over £65.
Save up to £7 with an Apple Music Family plan
What's the deal? The Apple Music Family plan costs £16.99 and up to six people can be added to it. If the monthly bill was split six ways, that's only £2.83 each — more than a £7 saving on the Apple Music individual plan.
Why we chose it: If there are at least two paying adults on the family plan, you will be saving money by opting for this. One of our RadioTimes.com writers has a family of four: a mum, dad, and sister. So, if they bought the Apple Music Family plan, they would be spending just less than £4.25 each per month.
Plus, Apple Music Family offers each user an individual music library and personalised music recommendations, so there will be no arguing about who's listened to what!
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