October 18, 2021
Apple introduces Apple Music voice plan
New music experience, designed exclusively for Siri, costs just $ 4.99 per month
CUPERTINO, CALIFORNIA Apple today announced the Apple Music Voice Plan, a new level of subscription for Apple Music built around the power of Siri. The Apple Music Voice Plan gives subscribers access to the service’s catalog of 90 million songs; tens of thousands of playlists, including hundreds of all new mood and activity playlists, custom mixes, and genre stations; as well as the award-winning Apple Music Radio – all via Siri for just $ 4.99 per month.
“Apple Music and Siri are natural partners and already work seamlessly together,” said Oliver Schusser, vice president of Apple Music and Beats. “With Siri actively used on hundreds of millions of devices around the world, we’re excited to add this new plan that delivers an effortless music experience just by using your voice and makes Apple Music accessible to even more people in the world. world.”
Users can subscribe to the Apple Music Voice plan through Siri by saying “Hey Siri, start my Apple Music Voice trial” or by signing up through the Apple Music app. Once subscribed to the Apple Music Voice plan, users can request music to play on all of their Siri-enabled devices, including HomePod mini, AirPods, iPhone or any other Apple device, and while using CarPlay.
Apple Music is also adding hundreds of new mood and activity playlists created by the writing experts at Apple Music and fully optimized for voice only. Subscribers can ask Siri to “play the dinner playlist”, “play something cool” or even “play more like this” for a truly personalized music experience. These new playlists are available to all subscribers of any Apple Music plan – and make using Apple Music, with Siri, even better. Apple Music voice plan subscribers will also have access to the full range of Apple Music playlists, including favorites like New Music Daily, Rap Life, Today’s Hits, Today’s Country, A-List Pop, R&B Now. , and more.
The Apple Music Voice plan will be available later this fall in 17 countries and regions, including Australia, Austria, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, Taiwan, United Kingdom and United States.
Apple Music Voice Plan subscribers will get a personalized in-app experience with suggestions based on the listener’s music preferences and a queue of recently played music through Siri. Within the app, there will also be a dedicated section called “Just Ask Siri” where subscribers can learn tips for optimizing Siri for Apple Music.
To access premium Apple Music offerings including Spatial Audio and Lossless Audio, Lyrics, Music Videos, etc., subscribers can easily upgrade to Apple Music’s individual plan for $ 9.99 per month or to the family plan with up to six accounts for $ 14.99 per month one time.
Pricing and availability
- The new Apple Music voice plan for $ 4.99 (US) by month is available later this fall in select countries and regions.
- Access to Apple Music’s global catalog of over 90 million songs is available through Siri.
- Subscribers have full playback controls, including unlimited song skipping via Siri.
- The Apple Music voice plan offers hundreds of new stations and playlists for every mood and activity, designed for easy voice requests.
- Subscribers can access the Apple Music Voice plan on all of their Siri-enabled devices and features, including HomePod mini, AirPods, CarPlay, iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV, and Mac.
- A one-time, seven-day free preview with no auto-renewal is offered to non-subscribers who request music through Siri.
About Apple Music
Apple loves music. Apple has revolutionized the music experience with iPod and iTunes. Today, Apple Music celebrates musicians, songwriters, producers and fans with a catalog of over 90 million songs, carefully curated playlists and the best artist interviews, conversations and world premieres with Award-winning Apple Music Radio. With original content from the most respected and loved people in music, autoplay, time-synchronized lyrics, lossless audio, and immersive sound powered by Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos, Apple Music delivers the world’s best listening experience, helping listeners discover new music and enjoy their favorites while empowering the global artist community. Apple Music is available in over 165 countries and regions on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, Apple Watch, Apple TV, HomePod mini, CarPlay, and online at music.apple.com, as well as smart speakers, Popular Android and smart TVs and Windows devices. Apple Music is ad-free and never shares consumer data with third parties. More information is available at apple.com/apple-music.
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple is the world leader in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s five software platforms – iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS – deliver seamless experiences across all Apple devices and provide users with revolutionary services including the App Store, Apple Music, Apple Pay, and iCloud . Apple’s 100,000+ employees are dedicated to making the world’s best products and leaving the world a better place than we found it.
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