Apple Music launches student deal in 82 additional markets

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Apple Music has extended its discounted student membership to an additional 82 markets this month.

The offer has arrived in seventy-nine markets overnight and three markets will launch on Feb. 26th.

Countries where Apple Music student memberships are now available include Israel, Malaysia, the Philippines, Poland, Portugal and Taiwan.

Pricing varies from country to country, but students in the US can access an annual subscription for $4.99 a month—half the price of the usual $9.99 rate.

The news arrives soon after Spotify launched one of its most generous giveaways to date with a full two months of Premium access free to new US customers ahead of its direct listing on the New York Stock Exchange.

Spotify also offers a half price student membership, priced at £4.99 in the UK and $5 in the US.

The extension of Apple’s student deal, verified by UNiDAYS, brings it to nearly all the countries where Apple Music is available.

Students enrolled in an eligible college or university can receive a discount on their Apple Music membership for up to four years.

When the streaming service launched in 2015, it offered individual membership and the family membership, which allows up to six family members to share the service.

It began offering student memberships in several markets soon after.

Apple Music now has more than 36 million subscribers in 115 countries, offering a catalog of 45 million songs.

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