This week, Apple Music marked the three-month anniversary since its release. Even more importantly, it was also the end of a trial period for users who registered since the first day. At almost two months after its launch, Apple had over 10 million test users. But these numbers do not really matter, since the general success of the service will be seen in the next weeks. Early adopters will decide whether if they want to become permanent members, paying $10 per month for unlimited access to 30 million songs.
With a longer free testing period and several exclusive options, Apple has made a serious attempt to attract early adopters. With years of delay in the streaming music segment, Apple now goes against powerful competitors from Google Play, Spotify and many others. This means that users will have plenty of play lists and a relaxed choice regarding these household names. In addition, Apple’s service does not have free listening options and the only method to hear all those millions of tracks is to pay for streaming them. Also, keep in mind that there are many online radio alternatives including a wide range of genres. Many are free for their listeners, so they represent a much better alternative.
It has been said that many Apple Music customers have made their choice already. If you did not know, you only have to turn off the registration auto-renewal. This way, will not pay a cent after your three-month trial period. Fortunately, if you need to do this on an iPhone and via iTunes, it is not a difficult task. Inside the Apple Music application for iOS, you have to push the “Account” symbol (at the top left) and go into “View Apple ID.” There, run down to “Subscriptions” and tap the “Manage” option, where you will look for the toggle to close the auto-renewal feature.
In a similar way, you can this in iTunes by simply clicking the “Account” option near the search feature and then choosing “Account Info”. Go down to “Settings”, look for the “Subscriptions” area and then click “Manage”. Here is where you will see the choice to “Edit” the Apple Music account options and turn off your auto-renewal subscription.
If you are willing to pay for permanent access to the company’s streaming service, then you might skip these guidelines. But, for those who think that paying for content that is free on other services is not a feasible choice, it is a good idea to evaluate their priorities. However, Apple lovers will probably remain true to their track listening habits and the music streaming service might become a huge force overnight.
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