Will i be able to pay for apple Music Subscription with iTunes Gift Card?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by animatedude, Jun 19, 2015.

  1. animatedude macrumors 65816

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  2. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    We don't have any information on this (as far as I know). But I would assume Apple is going to do it the same way they do iCloud storage. You have to enter a credit card that you want charged every month. In other words, I don't think so. Though that would be really nice.
     
  3. al0kz macrumors member

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    My iTunes Match subscription fee was deducted from my iTunes balance so I would assume it would be the same for Apple Music.
     
  4. VSMacOne macrumors 601

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    I currently have a gift card balance on my account but my iCloud payment gets charged to my credit card every month. I'm pretty sure that's the same for my iTunes Match subscription. I'm not sure you can pay for iCloud and iTunes Match with gift cards. I think hey have to have a credit card on file. Gift cards applies only to media purchases at the moment.
     
  5. !!! macrumors 6502

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    You can pay for iCloud using gift cards, I've done it.
     
  6. Captain.Slow macrumors newbie

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    My monthly iCloud payments are currently being taken from my iTunes balance - so it is possible.
     
  7. animatedude thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Very cool.

    Thanks for the confirmation guys, i think it will be the same for Apple Music too but we will see...
     
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    Not that we need further confirmation, but I only use gift cards for my Apple ID and I pay for my iCloud storage every month with it. It is worth noting that I do not and have not had a credit card associated with my account at any point in time.
     
  9. hattonna928 macrumors regular

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    My iCloud storage is payed for with gift cards. I have a card associated with my account if I have to use it but thank goodness for swagbucks so I rarely have to. :) It also paid for my iTunes Match subscription. I assume it will work likewise with  Music as it will probably go through your iTunes account.
     
  10. VSMacOne macrumors 601

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    Is there a setting for this? I have a balance on my account but iCloud and Match always get charged on my card.
     
  11. hattonna928 macrumors regular

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    Not that I can find... Are your iTunes/iCloud accounts the same? Thats the only thing I can think of that might be cause a problem. Sorry.
     
  12. Manatlt macrumors 6502a

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    You must have a credit/debit card attached to your account before signing up to any subscription. After that if you have gift card balance, it will deduct from that first.
     
  13. VSMacOne macrumors 601

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    I might need to contact support because my account doesn't subtract from my balance.
     
  14. Goldfrapp macrumors 68040

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    Hope so. If not, ask Taylor to change that.
     
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    LOL!
     
  16. KALLT macrumors 601

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    I suspect that Apple will have an incentive to make the process as easy and familiar as possible.
     
  17. VSMacOne macrumors 601

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    Well folks, I don't know what to tell you... I just got off the phone with Apple support and they confirmed that there is no way to pay for iCloud or iTunes Match with a gift card. You have to have a card on your account before you can purchase additional iCloud storage or Match.
    So you guys may want to check your credit/debit cards. I imagine this will be the case with Apple Music as well. Their reasoning is that since this is a monthly reoccurring charge there's no way for them to make sure that you always have a credit on your account.
     
  18. mizxco macrumors 6502a

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    Probably.
    With iTunes match, you're required to have a cc on file but deducts your iTunes credit before charging your card.
     
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    i got a friends US paypal linked to my iTunes account even though i am using gift cards. i guess thats why iTunes Match has been working in the past and hopefully it will be the same for Apple Music

    (i am in germany)
     
  20. VSMacOne macrumors 601

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    That is not the case for me. Even though I have a balance on my account, the iCloud and Match payments go directly to me card.
     
  21. nburwell macrumors 68040

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    Same here. I would imagine that Apple Music will be the same way in that if you have an iTunes balance, each month it will deduct from that balance.
     
  22. animatedude thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Sooooo can someone confirm now that he just used iTunes gift card for subscription?
     
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    well then I won't be a music subscriber after the 3 months because I refuse to connect a credit card to my iTunes account. my iTunes/icloud email account has NO credit card info connected.

    I use a completely separate email/account when making purchases (i.e. iphones)
     
  24. animatedude thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Anyone can confirm he or she subscribed today using iTunes gift card?
     
  25. g35 macrumors 6502a

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    you need to load your account with 9.99. it'll let you sign up.
     

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