Apple Music has, since its 2015 debut, offered a three-month free trial of the service to new subscribers. That trial period has now been reduced to a single month.
Apple Music now offers a shorter one-month free trial to first-time subscribers in the United States, Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, and other countries. The change in the free trial period was first spotted by Japanese blog Mac Otakara.
Apple has not changed the pricing of the music streaming service, and an individual plan price remains at $9.99 per month in the United States after the one-month trial period.
Apple Music continues to offer a six-month free trial to customers who purchase select AirPods, Beats, or HomePod models.
The Apple Music free trial period now matches that of rival streaming music service Spotify, which typically offers a one-month free trial for new users on its Premium tier. (Spotify is currently offering a two-month trial as a limited-time promotion in the United States and select other countries. The service is also offering a three-month free trial to first-time customers who sign up through PayPal.)