“Amid news that Apple Music is getting a makeover come this summer, Apple today launched a new plan to boost subscribers to its streaming music service and competitor to Spotify, SoundCloud, Tidal and others,” Sarah Perez reports for TechCrunch. “It’s introducing an Apple Music student plan which will discount the service by 50 percent for those who are enrolled in an eligible college or university.”

“That means in the U.S., where an individual membership to Apple Music costs $9.99 per month, the student membership will be $4.99 per month instead,” Perez reports. “The option isn’t just arriving in the U.S., though. Students in other countries, including the U.K., Germany, Denmark, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand, will also be able to take advantage of the new membership option.”

“However, because Apple Music is priced slightly differently in other markets, the cost of the student membership will vary. But in all markets, it will be 50 percent off the standard subscription price. The cost reduction will be available for up to four years following sign-up, and those years don’t have to be continuous,” Perez reports. “The company is also working with a leading student verification technology provider, UNiDAYS, to ensure that those who are signing up as students are actually enrolled at a supported school.”

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