Apple launches $4.99 Spotify rival – but it’s got some huge catches

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APPLE has announced a cheap new music plan to compete with Spotify – with one big catch.

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The Apple Music Voice plan costs $4.99/£4.99 per month, but can be controlled using just your voice.

You can enjoy Apple Music Voice Plan on multiple devices – including iPhone and HomePod Minicredit: apple

This is reasonably cheaper than the $9.99/£9.99 fee for Apple Music.


And it’s also a lot cheaper than a $9.99/£9.99 Spotify subscription.

You get access to the entire Apple Music catalog – which includes 90 million songs and “tens of thousands” of playlists.

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But the catch is that you can only access songs through Siri, Apple’s digital voice assistant.

You can start a trial by saying “Hey Siri, start my Apple Music voice trial” on any Apple device.

Apple Music boss Oliver Schuser said, “Apple Music and Siri are natural partners and are already working together.”

“With Siri being actively used on hundreds of millions of devices around the world, we are thrilled to add this new plan.

“[It] Provides a seamless music experience using just your voice and makes Apple Music accessible to even more people around the world.”

You have full playback controls, including unlimited song-skipping via Siri, and you can access it across multiple devices.

This system works on iPhone, AirPods, HomePod Mini and others as well as Apple CarPlay in your motor.

There is a single-use 7-day free trial that does not auto-renew.

It is offered to non-subscribers who ask for music through Siri.

Apple says the Music Voice plan will launch “later this fall” in 17 countries, including the United States and the UK.

The tech giant also announced new color options for the HomePod Mini including yellow, orange and blue.

There are now three different pricing tiers for Apple Music

There are now three different pricing tiers for Apple Musiccredit: apple
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