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Apple raises prices for Apple TV Plus and Apple Music

Apple raises prices for Apple TV Plus and Apple Music

Apple raises prices for Apple TV Plus and Apple Music

apple is a fee hike Apple Music and Apple TV + subscription services for the first time.

In the US, the cost of Apple TV+ for new and existing subscribers will rise to $6.99 per month. This is a 40% increase over the original $4.99 per month price, which was originally launched in November 2019.

Apple Music increases from $9.99 to $10.99 per month for an individual plan, while a family plan (which offers up to six accounts) will increase $2, from $14.99 to $16.99 per month. It’s the first rate hike for the service since it first bowed out in June 2015.

In addition, the price of the Apple One bundle — which includes Apple Music and Apple TV + — will go up starting Monday (October 24), rising $2 from $14.95 per month for a single plan. Apple One also includes Apple Arcade, iCloud+, Apple News+, and Apple Fitness+.

Regarding Apple TV +, the company representative said in an official statement to diverseWe’ve offered Apple TV+ at a very low price because we started with just a handful of shows and movies. Three years later, Apple TV+ is home to a wide range of award-winning and widely acclaimed series, feature films, documentaries, and children’s entertainment. And the family is among the world’s most creative storytellers.”

Apple cited higher music licensing costs in exchange for higher prices for Apple Music plans. “The change in Apple Music is due to increased licensing costs, so artists and songwriters will earn more for streaming their music. We also continue to add innovative features that make Apple Music the best listening experience in the world.”

Apple TV + currently offers dozens of original titles, including the 2022 Academy Award winner, “CODA”; Emmy Award-winning “Ted Lasso” series; series including “Shantaram” starring Charlie Hunnam and based on the best-selling novel, as well as “Severance”, “Bad Sisters”, “Mythic Quest” and “Pachinko”; and documentaries like “Sydney” about legendary actor Sidney Poitier. Apple TV+ also offers live MLB’s Friday Night Baseball games, and has signed a deal to broadcast Major League Soccer matches starting in early 2023.

For Apple Music, which offers a catalog of more than 100 million songs, the primary competitor is Spotify, which is currently priced at $9.99 per month (single) and $15.99 per month (for family) in the US

Apple continues to offer special free promotions to Apple Music and Apple TV + to customers who purchase certain new products. Three months of Apple TV+ is free with the purchase of a new iPhone, iPad, Apple TV 4K, or Mac; And six months of free Apple Music with AirPods, Beats headphones, or HomePod speakers.

Price increases that were in the first place mentioned By 9to5Mac, valid for existing customers in the next billing cycle. Here are the price hikes in the US market:

+ Apple TV

  • Monthly: $6.99 per month (from $4.99)
  • Annual: $69 per year (up from $49.99)

Apple Music

  • Individual: $10.99 per month (from $9.99)
  • Family: $16.99/month (from $14.99)
  • Annual per person: $109 per year (from $99)

Apple One

  • Individual: $16.95/month (up from $14.95)
  • Family: $22.95/month (from $19.95)
  • Premier: $32.95/month (up from $29.95)

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