Spotify now matches Apple Music’s 3-month free trial

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The offer applies to any Premium plan.
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Spotify is now matching Apple Music’s generous three-month free trial for new subscribers.

The offer is available to eligible individual and student users who sign up for any Spotify Premium plan, starting today. It will be extended to support Duo and Family Plans in the coming months.

Apple Music’s three-month free trial is one of the best offers in streaming. It gives you ample time to test out the service before you commit to coughing up your hard-earned cash.

And now Apple isn’t the only company that’s offering it. Spotify today confirmed it will also give new subscribers three months to enjoy its Premium service before it starts charging.

Enjoy Spotify free for 3 months

“Beginning August 22, eligible users will receive the first three months on us for free when they sign up for any Spotify Premium plan,” reads the statement published by Spotify today.

“You’ll unlock a world of on-demand access to millions of hours of audio content—no matter when you sign up, winter, spring, summer, or fall.”

It doesn’t sound like this is a limited-time thing that will disappear in the foreseeable future. But there are some caveats.

You can get 6 months from Apple

The trial doesn’t apply to users who are billed directly through their carrier — except for those in Australia, China, Germany, and Japan. It doesn’t provide access to Headspace, either.

A July leak suggested Apple could be planning to reduce Apple Music’s free trial to just one month. That plan could be scrapped following Spotify’s trial extension, however.

It is possible to get Apple Music free for six months — but this only applies to students enrolled in degree-granting universities and colleges.