In a bid to help draw more users into subscribing to its Apple Music service, Apple had previously launched a student pricing plan for Apple Music. Priced at $4.99, this is essentially half of what regular customers would pay, making it a more affordable option for students who might want to sign up for it.
Now it looks like Apple is hoping to lock students in with their upcoming Apple TV Plus service, because as long as students are subscribed to Apple Music, they will be given a free subscription to Apple TV Plus as well. The details about this plan is scarce but as 9to5Mac speculates, there is a good chance that it will only cover single users and not be available for Family Sharing.
As it stands, Apple TV Plus is priced at $4.99 a month, so basically students will be getting a completely free subscription. We imagine that Apple is hoping that by giving students free access, eventually they will be hooked to the service and will continue to subscribe to it once they have left college or university.
Apple is being rather generous with its Apple TV Plus subscription right now, where they are giving customers who purchase a new iPhone, iPad, Mac, iPod Touch, or Apple TV a free year’s subscription. The company also recently gave away a bunch of iPhone 11s on The Ellen Show which automatically gives users a free subscription as well for the first year.