Apple Music launches $5-per-month student discount plan

Apple is adding a new student discount for its Apple Music service that will offer the service at 50 percent off the regular price for eligible college or university students, TechCrunch reports. The new tier is being rolled out today in the U.S., U.K., Germany, Denmark, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand, and will provide an Apple Music single-user membership for 50 percent off the individual plan price in each of those countries for up to four years following sign-up. Notably, the four years of eligibility can be non-contiguous, allowing users to take breaks between semesters, or resume their membership when later pursuing a post-graduate degree. Apple is reportedly working with a third-party student verification company, UNiDAYS, to validate eligibility for new student memberships, although it’s unclear at this point what form this validation process will take.