Apple has continued its quest to expand Apple Music subscribership by introducing a student tier to the music streaming service’s pricing options.
From today (in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Denmark, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand) students will be able to get access to well over 30 million tracks for around half-price.
Due to various pricing structures across territories it’s difficult to pinpoint exact pricing, but in the US the discount is a solid 50 percent putting the price at $4.99.
The move puts Apple closer in line with popular streaming service Spotify, which also offers a 50 percent discount to students. Of course, Spotify has a free, ad-supported tier. In this case, many students might forego pricing entirely, but if they’re already Apple Music users, or would consider the service at a lower price, this option will be an important option for many.
To access student pricing, users need to be attending an eligible university or college and they’ll be able to use it for up to four years. According to Techcrunch, Apple is working with student discount providers UNiDAYS to ensure students are enrolled at an eligible school.
The discounts are rolling out now across participating territories and existing and qualifiable users can move on to the student tier via the Apple Music settings.