Who doesn’t love freebies? Not to mention when it comes to streaming services, which can be a bit pricey for a nice-to-have if we’re being honest. That’s why anyone would take the opportunity to use any streaming service for free, albeit for a short while. Fortunately, that’s possible with Apple Music.
At any given time, companies in various industries offer Apple Music trials when you purchase their products or sign up for their services. By now, you’re probably wondering how you can get your hands on one of these deals. So, without wasting more time, here are all the free Apple Music offers available and how you can claim them.
1. Apple Music Free Trial
Apple Music is one of the top streaming services on the market. It gives you access to its library of more than 75 million songs. You can use features like downloads and Spatial Audio at no extra cost.
All of these benefits are available on Apple Music’s free trial. The trial is available to first-time subscribers and lasts for one month. That means you save at least $4.99, depending on which Apple Music plan is best for you. To claim your free trial, you need to:
- Go to the Apple Music web page in your browser.
- Click the Try 1 month free button in the top-right corner or center of the screen.
- Follow the instructions to sign up and start streaming.
Keep in mind that Apple Music will start charging you after the one-month trial period is up. You can cancel your Apple Music subscription before then if you’re not ready to start paying. If you’re new to Apple Music, why not follow your friends who use the service? Learn how to find and follow friends on Apple Music.
2. Get Apple Music for Free With Shazam
If one month isn’t enough, and you want to milk your free Apple Music trial a bit longer, try claiming Shazam’s Apple Music offer. It allows you to stream Apple Music for free for up to three months.
This offer is only available through Shazam’s website. And like Apple’s free trial, you don’t have to buy anything to qualify—you just need to have the Shazam app on your mobile device.
Shazam allows you to identify any music playing around you at the tap of a button. From there, you can open and play it on Apple Music. You can even save it to your Apple Music playlists, so you can listen to it again in the future. It makes it easy to discover new music, find new artists, and build your library.
Here’s how to claim Shazam’s free Apple Music trial:
- Go to the Shazam website in your browser.
- Scan the QR code on the page using your phone’s camera.
- Tap the Shazam QR code at the top of the screen and follow the prompts to redeem your offer.
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3. Get Apple Music for Free by Buying Apple Devices
Moving on to longer Apple Music trials. They’re few and far between, but they do exist. You can get free Apple Music subscriptions for up to six months with Apple’s help. However, they don’t come cheap.
One of the ways to get Apple Music for free is by purchasing certain Apple products in the Apple Store or online. And yes, you’ll have to fork out some coins for this one because Apple is not that generous. Here are the products you can buy to get this free trial:
- AirPods (2nd and 3rd Generation)
- AirPods Pro
- AirPods Max
- HomePod Mini
Here’s how to redeem your six-month Apple Music offer through your qualifying Apple audio devices.
- Make sure you have the latest Apple software installed on your iPhone or iPad.
- Next, pair your eligible audio device with your iPhone or iPad.
- Now open Apple Music on your device and sign in with your Apple ID. Alternatively, go to Apple Music redeem web page, scroll down, and click on Get Started.
- If you don’t immediately see the offer in Apple Music, navigate to the Listen Now tab and find it there.
- Tap Get 6 months free.
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4. Take Advantage of Verizon Unlimited
Verizon is another one of the few options to get six months of Apple Music for free. Remember we said these longer trials don’t come cheap? This one doesn’t either. You must get a Verizon Unlimited plan to enjoy this offer.
Apple Music is included indefinitely in select Unlimited plans and for six months in others. You can claim the offers even if you already have an Apple Music subscription. Here are the plans that come with a free, unlimited Apple Music subscription:
- Get More Unlimited 5G UW (provided you subscribed before August 20, 2020)
- 5G Get More Unlimited
And these are the plans that come with a free, six-month Apple Music subscription:
- Play More Unlimited 5G UW (provided you subscribed before August 20, 2020)
- 5G Start Unlimited
- 5G Do More Unlimited
- 5G Play More Unlimited
Please note that after the six months period is up, you’ll have to pay $9.99/month for each line enrolled.
Unlike Apple’s six-month free trial, you can get more than just an extended free Apple Music subscription through Verizon. Here are more perks you can get through select Unlimited plans at Verizon:
- Either Apple Arcade or Google Play Pass
Are you ready to get six months of Apple Music through Verizon? Here’s what to do: if you already have an Unlimited plan, all you have to do is add Apple Music to your plan. If you’re on Verizon but don’t have an Unlimited plan, just change your plan. Finally, if you’re not a Verizon customer, make the switch, so you can claim your Apple Music offer.
Enjoy Apple Music for Free
Now that you know how to get Apple Music for free, it’s time to consider your options and take the necessary steps to start saving. If you’ve never used Apple Music before and are not ready to part with any money for an Apple audio device or Verizon plan just yet, start with Apple Music’s one-month free trial.