There’s a hidden way to save money on an Apple Music subscription

There's a hidden way to save money on an Apple Music subscription

An individual Apple Music subscription costs $9.99 per month ($119.88 per year), but you can now save about 20 percent with Apple’s new $99 annual subscription.

Apple Music subscribers can now opt for the $9.99 per month subscription package or the $14.99 per month family plan. It’s unclear whether Apple will offer a similar option for families to save a little dough, but if anyone from Apple is reading this, I certainly would appreciate that. The option is now appearing for current subscribers under the Subscriptions section of users’ Apple IDs.

This setting is quite buried as Apple doesn’t want you to know that you can pay less than what you’re actually paying. Amazon sells its Music Unlimited subscription for $79 per year.

There are multiple tiers that you can select when you decide to subscribe to Apple Music. But if you’re an existing subscriber, you can go to your membership settings and switch to an annual plan. Archrival Spotify doesn’t now offer a discount for signing up for a whole year of its streaming service. Launch the App Store, scroll all the way down and tap on your Apple ID. From there, tap the Subscriptions option and choose Apple Music. So you’ll need to sign up for a single month of Apple Music before you sign up for the whole year.