After just two years: Apple Music Voice subscription canceled

Even though new Apple chips and devices are always moving towards the future, it's worth taking a look back every now and then. Because Apple has this this week “Scary Fast” event held at which the M3 chip family, the new M3 iMac as well as new MacBook Pro models 14 inch display and 16 inch display were presented. However, this was also accompanied by the abolition of an offer that was only... introduced with the October keynote 2021 was: the “Voice” subscription from Apple Music. This Siri-based subscription for just 4,99 euros per month has now been quietly removed from the offer.

If you look at Apple Music's current subscription selection, the voice offer introduced in 2021 is missing there. This was abolished in October 2023 after just two years.
If you look at Apple Music's current subscription selection, the voice offer introduced in 2021 is missing there. This was abolished in October 2023 after just two years.

The end of the Apple Music Voice subscription

Like in Comparison of Apple Music subscriptions in October 2021 As highlighted, Apple Music's Voice subscription came with a ton of features: 90 million songs, 30.000+ curated playlists, ad-free, use on all compatible Apple devices, downloading music for offline access, exclusive Apple productions and concerts, and Radio station. However, the full range that was offered with the individual, family and student subscriptions was not available. For example, there were no B. 3D audio, song lyrics, use away from Apple devices, and so on. In addition, the whole thing could only be used via Siri voice commands. This resulted in the low price of 4,99 euros per month.

Listing of the Voice subscription on the Apple Music website in January 2023 (accessed via the Wayback Machine of the Internet Archive).
Listing of the Voice subscription on the Apple Music website in January 2023 (accessed via the Wayback Machine of the Internet Archive).

Apple Music: Student subscription is now the cheapest again

The music subscription for students comes with a few additional features as well as lossless audio. It can also be used without Siri and on other devices outside of the Apple cosmos. It currently costs 5,99 euros per month, which makes it the cheapest offer (as of November 2023). The individual subscription is also available for 10,99 euros per month and the family subscription for 16,99 euros per month. The latter has access for six people, who can also use it on different devices at the same time. It is not known whether Apple canceled the Voice subscription because of insufficient demand or insufficient revenue.

The new old subscription offer for Apple Music on the corresponding subpage of Apple.com (as of November 2, 2023).
The new old subscription offer for Apple Music on the corresponding subpage of Apple.com (as of November 2, 2023).
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