Quick Guide to Get Apple Music 50% Off Student Discount

Posted by Adam Gorden on June 30, 2017 11:14:05 AM.

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Although Apple Music is rather young among all music streaming services, its speed to gain popularity is extremely fast that makes it one of the largest music streamers now on the market, with 27 million subscribers as of June 2017. Apple Music offers a free three-month trial for everyone, ranging from $9.99/month for single user to $14.99/month for families. It's also offering 50% discounted student membership at $4.99 in eligible countries. If you are a student but don't know how to get the student discount, you can read on the following guide to find out whether you are qualified and the complete steps to join Apple Music student membership with ease.

Apple Music Availability & Validation

At the very beginning, the Apple Music student discount was only available in the United States, UK, Australia, Denmark, Germany, Ireland and New Zealand. On November 30, 2016, more countries and regions were added to the list, including Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Chile, Colombia, Finland, France, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Switzerland, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, and the United Arab Emirates. In result, the discounted Apple Music Student Membership is now available in a total of 32 countries and regions.

If you're in these approved countries, you can join Apple Music for a discounted membership price for up to 48 months. And when you join Apple Music as a student member, you'll be validated by UNiDAYS, a leading student verification technology provider, confirms that you're enrolled in a degree-granting university or college. And periodically, UNiDAYS will re-validate your student status. If it finds that you're no longer a student or if you reach 48 months of Student Membership, your membership will automatically turn to an Apple Music Individual Membership.

How to Sign Up Apple Music Student Membership

This is the guide for the ones who are joining Apple Music for the first time. If you already have an Apple Music account, you should move to the following part to see how to change to Apple Music student account step by step.

unidays1. Join Apple Music Student Discount on iOS Devices

Step 1. Open the Music app on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch and tap the trial offer.
Step 2. Choose College Student or University Student, tap Verify Eligibility.
Step 3. In the popup window, enter your academic (.edu) or personal email address and search for your institution's name.
Step 4. Sign in to your institution's portal. In some countries and regions, you'll need to access the Apple Music offer while you're connected to your institution's Wi-Fi network or provide your academic email address. After you sign in and are verified as a student, you're redirected back to iTunes to finish the join process.

2. Join Apple Music Student Discount on Android

Step 1. Open the Apple Music app on your Android phone and tap the trial offer.
Step 2. Tap "Are you a college student?" or "Are you a university student?", then tap Verify Eligibility.
Step 3. In the popup window, enter your academic (.edu) or personal email address and search for your institution's name.
Step 4. Follow the same step mentioned for iOS devices as above to finish the join process.

3. Join Apple Music Student Discount on Mac or PC

Step 1. Open iTunes and select Music > For You at the top of the window, click the trial offer.
Step 2. Click Get Started, then choose College Student or University Student. Click Verify Eligibility.
Step 3. In the popup window, enter your academic (.edu) or personal email address and search for your institution's name.
Step 4. Follow the same step mentioned above to finish the join process.

How to Switch to Student Plan if You're Already an Apple Music Member

If you are an existing Apple Music user and now want to switch to Apple Music student plan, you can follow the steps below. Here we'll show you how to get it done on your Mac or PC, which could be much easier than on iOS and Android devices.

Step 1. Open iTunes and log in with your Apple ID, click Account Info from the account toolbar.
Step 2. Go to Settings > Subscriptions, click Manage.
Step 3. Within the Renewal Options, you should see that you're currently signed up for either an Individual or Family Plan. Under that, a new link says Student (1 month) Verification Required. Click that.
Step 4. Now, you'll have to verify your eligibility as a student through UNiDAYS. Click Verify Eligibility to go to the UNiDAYS website.
Step 5. On UNiDAYS, enter your personal email address and start typing the school you currently attend.
Step 6. Proceed to enter your school email address. You'll get an email asking you to confirm your student account with UNiDAYS by following a link. When you're done filling out the form in the link, you should see that you're verified for a full year.
Step 7. Go back to iTunes to your subscriptions from the account page. You should see that Student is now your selected plan for half off the standard price.

Save More: How to Access to Apple Music Tracks After Unsubscribing

The student discount is a big save for students how have budget limit. However, you can save more than you know. All you'll need is a third-party Apple Music tool, here we mean ViWizard Apple Music Converter for Mac/Windows which will help you get rid of the DRM protection from Apple Music songs once and for all and convert the DRM-locked M4P tracks to common audio formats, like MP3, WAV, FLAC, AAC, etc. Then you can put the DRM-free Apple Music songs to any device and player even if you cancel the subscription.

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For the details on how to remove DRM lock from Apple Music M4P songs with ViWizard Apple Music Converter, you can read this complete instruction: How to Unlock DRM from Apple Music Songs >>


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