Apple just announced a new Apple Music plan that costs only $4.99 per month with full access to the massive library of songs. But there’s a catch: you can only control it with Siri, which significantly limits how you can manipulate your music.
Suppose you’re the type of person who uses Siri as a primary way to interact with your music anyway. In that case, this new subscription is perfect for you, as it offers all of the benefits of the $9.99 per month subscription at half the price. However, you sacrifice the clean Apple Music interface.
As you might expect, the plan is limited to only one user, much like the individual Apple Music plan. You’ll need to use Apple Music on a device with Siri, otherwise, you won’t be able to take advantage of the cheaper plan.
“Apple Music and Siri are natural partners and already work seamlessly together,” said Oliver Schusser, Apple’s vice president of Apple Music and Beats. “With Siri actively used on hundreds of millions of devices worldwide, we are thrilled to add this new plan that delivers an effortless music experience just by using your voice and makes Apple Music accessible to even more people around the world.”
The Apple Music app will have features designed to help you get used to using Siri, so you can learn to make the most of controlling your music with your voice.
The new plan is set to launch in 17 countries, including Australia, Austria, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
We can’t wait to hear people on public transportation yelling at their AirPods to change music.
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