Apple Music cheapest in India at $2, only $3 in Philippines
When Apple announced their own music streaming service, top contenders like Spotify found itself a strong competitor in Apple Music.
However, Apple’s $10-a-month subscription seemed to expensive for Asian countries like the Philippines where Spotify Premium is just Php129.
Apple is dangling a better carrot by offering 3 months free membership. But after that, you will be charged automatically. The basic Spotify service is free though but with limited features and with ads inserted between playbacks.
Now that the service is being rolled out in many countries, looks like subscription prices for Apple Music are significantly different.
In poorer countries, the pricing is much lower. In India, for example, the monthly fee is $2 for individual and $3 for family plans. In Brazil, Indonesia, and Thailand, it’s $5 and $7; in Hong Kong, $6 and $10; and in Singapore, $7.50 and $11 (in US dollars).
In the Philippines, monthly subscription is just $2.99. It’s only available to iOS devices at the moment but support for Android will come next quarter.
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