The competition between Apple Music and Spotify in the Philippines has intensified in the last couple of months. And with this latest move from Apple, customers might think of switching over to the offering of the Cupertino company.
In the Philippines, the Apple Music used to be available in two subscription options. There’s the Individual plan for only Php129 per month, and the Family account that’s good for 6 people, which has a Php199 monthly fee.
In other key countries, a University Student subscription was also available. This lets students avail of the music subscription service for a more affordable monthly fee. This option was not available in the Philippines before, but not until today.
Apple Music has expanded the 50% student discount offer to 110 different countries, including the Philippines. Spotify also offers discounted premium subscriptions to students at a slightly cheaper rate of Php65 per month.
So if you’re a university student, you can now subscribe to Apple Music and pay only Php69 per month. The special discount will last for 48 months, or approximately 4 years.
You have to take note though that Apple will be verifying if you’re a real student or not. In partnership with UNiDAYS, a student verification service, Apple can know if you’re really qualified the discount.
UNiDAYS also checks your student status periodically. So if it detects that you’re out of school, Apple will automatically set your subscription to the Individual plan and increase the monthly service fee.