Apple has just reduced the length of the free Apple Music trial that it offers from three free months to one month free, but you can still get a free two month trial – even if you have taken advantage of a Apple Music trial in the past!
Apple subsidiary Shazam is offering a free two month Apple Music trial via the Shazam app. (Apple owns Shazam, it bought the music recognition company back in 2018.)
This isn’t the first time Shazam has offered free Apple Music trial – in the past we’ve seen five months free – but at the time of writing the deal is for two free months.
The good news is that we were able to take advantage of Shazam’s two months free trial despite having previously had Apple Music trials and being a lapsed subscriber.
All you need to do is download Shazam to your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. You don’t even need to get the app to identify the song playing – you can find the Limited Time Only offer under your Recent Shazams.
- Click on Try Now.
- You’ll be invited to Get 2 months free of Apple Music.
- Click on Try It Free and you will be taken to the Apple Music app.
- You will then be invited to Double Click to Redeem. You will see the date at which the free trial will end and you will be charged (so you can make a note to either cancel just before, or switch to the Voice tier so that you don’t have to pay £9.99/$9.99).
- Finally you be able to start listening to Apple Music.
Enjoy your two months free!
Previously all new subscribers to Apple Music could get three free months from Apple. Now that’s one free month. This doesn’t compare very favourably with Spotify, which offers new users a 60-day free trial, and a free ad-supported tier. But Apple does now offer a cheaper Apple Music Voice Plan for £4.99/$4.99 a month.
You can also get six month of Apple Music for free if you buy a HomePod, AirPods, or Beats headphones, but otherwise you can now only get one month free. Read more here: How to get Apple Music free.