You might not have to pay for Apple Music until later this year. If you’re a Verizon customer, you have the opportunity to try the music streaming service for six months at no extra cost.
The nation’s largest carrier announced a special promotion in which new and existing customers on a Verizon Unlimited plan are able to dip into a massive library of songs and stream to no end. Apple Music isn’t a weak service by any stretch, so you’re getting an incredible deal. The service, which trails only Spotify in global subscribers, offers more than 45 million songs.
Apple Music is also available across several devices and platforms including iOS, the Apple Watch, HomePod, CarPlay, Mac, PC, and Android.
Both sides have been in negotiations over the last few weeks, but the topic of interest wasn’t music. Verizon would like to sign Apple or Google to a partnership that would have either one supply a video streaming service.
With in-home 5G connectivity rolling out soon, Big Red desires a bigger bundle backed by Apple’s stockpile of original content or Google’s YouTube TV.
The exclusive partnership to make Apple Music free for six months on Verizon’s network might reveal the Cupertino-based company will be chosen. Apple has worked closely with the carrier on other projects and promotions, too.
Verizon customers on the Go Unlimited, Beyond Unlimited, and Above Unlimited plans can claim their free membership to Apple Music on Thursday, August 16. The instructions will be live on that day as well. As long as you have an eligible plan and your Verizon login, there shouldn’t be any trouble getting the six-month freebie.