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Apr 12, 2001

Since launching in June 2015, Apple Music has offered a free three-month trial in the United States and over 100 other countries around the world. In some countries, such as Ireland and the Netherlands, the free trial is for one month.


According to Apple's website, however, the trial now costs 99 cents in Australia, 0,99 EUR in Spain, and Fr. 0.99 in Switzerland. Based on our spot check, the trial remains free in all other countries where Apple Music is available.

The reason why Apple has started charging a nominal fee for the trial in Australia, Spain, and Switzerland is unclear. The trial was still free in those countries as of May 14, according to archived versions of Apple's website.

Apple Music rival Spotify's three-month trial also costs 99 cents in Australia, 0,99 EUR in Spain, and Fr. 0.99 in Switzerland. Keep in mind that Spotify's trial also costs 99 cents in the United States, Canada, and elsewhere.

(Thanks, Alex!)

Article Link: Apple Music's Three-Month Trial is No Longer Free in Australia, Spain, and Switzerland
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macrumors regular
Feb 11, 2013
In the Netherlands it seems to be a 1 month free trial, and not 3 (for a while now).

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Feb 13, 2015
99 cents for three months,not a big deal for music lovers like me
Edit :- @Relentless Power i removed my previous post because i think i got the answer of what i think i was unaware of! So no more keep quoting the Same thing from other forum members
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macrumors 65816
Aug 8, 2008
Zurich, Switzerland
Hm. It looked like is was available as of the 18th (or so). I was checking it out very recently (more for my mother than myself - I don't really listen to music).

BTW: Everything is more expensive in Switzerland. Everything.
So, I'm totally not surprised.


Feb 11, 2008
You didn't read the whole article right? Because it says that Spotify also charges that. It has to be some local law..
Kettle pot :) it states the reason is unclear. No law is forcing apple to charge for a Trial! Feel free to prove this if you have proof


Feb 11, 2008
If it was about penny pinching wouldn't Apple be doing it in every country? My guess is it's not to run afoul of a local government.

It's a slow rollout ;)

And it is in every country , we all pay more for apple hardware than Americans :p

Who cares it's 99 cents.


Feb 11, 2008
Feel free to prove why Spotify also charges .99 in those countries ;)

Easy . They don't have billions and billions of tax avoidance $$$$ laying around :)

On a serious note, apple already has your credit card details.

Spotify charges a nominal fee to get your credit card details and identity, i.e. Registration that is not bogus. Also prevents multiple free accounts unless you want to keep registering credit cards to different addresses.....

My theory make sense? Apple already has most of its user base linked to Apple ID and a payment method
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