When Apple Music was announced, Apple revealed that the service would cost users $9.99 a month or $14.99 a month if they were to purchase the family plan that allows up to six users at once. This is the price Apple will be using for the US, but given currency conversion, what would it be priced in the UK or Europe?
Well thanks to a recent sighting in the iOS 8.4 beta, it turns out that Apple Music will be priced the same dollar for dollar. This means that those in the UK can expect to pay £9.99, while those living in Europe can expect to pay €9.99 a month in order to access the service once the three month trial period comes to an end.
However if we were to convert, it would seem that those living in the UK are paying slightly higher than their US counterparts, although it should be noted that both the UK and European markets typically factor in VAT into their prices which might explain the difference in price. The same will also apply to the family plan which will cost £14.99/€14.99 a month.
Apple Music is expected to be released to the public come 30th of June. Many are eager to see if Apple Music will have the same impact on the streaming industry as it did the music download industry with the introduction of iTunes, but it seems that despite paying a slightly higher cut compared to the industry standard, indie labels aren’t too happy with the terms put forward by Apple.