Apple has a pleasant surprise for students that have subscriptions to Apple Music. The Cupertino firm will be bundling in a subscription to its new Apple TV+ streaming video service with its $4.99 per month Apple Music student subscription plan. Apple’s new television streaming service launches this Friday.
Apple TV+ normally costs $4.99 per month, as does the student subscription for a student subscription to Apple Music, making this an enticing “twofer” for students.
The news was announced via Dickinson star Hailee Steinfeld’s Instagram page. No details about the offer are yet available. A student subscription only covers a single person, so it is possible the free video streaming offering will not support Family Sharing.
No news yet as to whether Apple will offer similar bundling for family subscribers of Apple Music. Pricing for a standard Apple Music subscription is $9.99 for individuals or $14.99 for families. It has been reported that Apple is in discussions with music labels over offering bundle pricing.
Apple TV+ will be offering a free 7-day trial, or 1-year free with the purchase of an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, or Apple TV. The free year is eligible for Family Sharing, allowing users to share the subscription with up to 6 family members.
An original lineup of shows and movies will include “The Morning Show,” “Dickinson,” “See,” “For All Mankind” and “The Elephant Queen.” The service will be available on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch, Mac and other platforms, including online at tv.apple.com.