Apple has announced the launch of its new Apple Music plan at a much cheaper price. It is going to be only $4.99, which is half the price of its regular plan. The content of the new plan can only be accessed through the voice of the phone’s owner and its Siri voice assistant on Apple devices. In the fall it will be available in 17 countries, which are the US, Canada, Mexico, the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Austria, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, India, and Japan.
The listeners will be able to listen to any song they want, selecting from over 90 million tracks. They can also pick from hundreds of preset playlists and listen to Apple Music Radio using Siri voice assistant. The playback control will be in the hand of the listeners and they can skip songs unlimitedly. But the plan comes with its limitations. The users are not allowed to create their own playlists. It will also not have music videos, spatial audio with Dolby Atmos, time-synced lyrics, and lossless audio, which are included in the regular plan. The regular individual plan comes at $9.99/month. The Apple Music Family plan that is for six people comes at $14.99/month.
The users need to subscribe to the plan with Siri. They only have to say, ‘Hey Siri, start my Apple Music Voice trial’. They can also sign up for the plan through the Apple music app. After the subscription is done, the listeners can play their favorite music across all of their Siri-enabled devices like iPhone, HomePod mini, CarPlay, and AirPods.
The music suggestion and recommendations will solely be based on the music preference of the Apple Music Voice plan subscribers. They will have access to the recently played songs through Siri as well. There will be a section called ‘Just Ask Siri’, which will provide tips for the optimization of Siri for Apple Music.
Apple has also announced the launch of its third-generation AirPods wireless earbuds and Homepod mini speakers with many enhancements on Monday.
Alicia Parker is a fashion enthusiast studying at the University of California. She contributes to Daily Music Roll as a music blogger and writes a review of various music on a daily basis