Apple has announced a completely new subscription for Apple Music. It's called Apple Music Voice Plan and costs $4.99 per month. This subscription only works with Siri, on all your Apple devices. It's coming this fall in 17 countries and regions, including Germany, Italy, France, Spain and the United States, but not yet in the Netherlands and Belgium. It is intended for one person and is controlled with your voice, hearing playlists based on natural language. Siri is also getting an update with new Apple Music playlists for moods and activities, such as dining with friends and relaxing before going to bed.
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For example, Voice Plan can be used on the HomePod mini and the AirPods. You get access to the complete catalog of 90 million songs, tens of thousands of playlists, genre stations and more. For example, you can request a playlist based on mood or activity. Apple already had a cheaper Apple Music bundle for students of €4.99 per month, but those who do not qualify can also take out this Voice Plan bundle. That is, if you live in one of the chosen countries and regions – whereby the Netherlands and Belgium shine again through absence.
You can subscribe to Apple Music Voice Plan through Siri, by saying “Hey Siri, start my Apple Music Voice trial”. You can also sign up via the Apple Music app. You can skip unlimited if you don't like a song and you can listen and operate on (almost) all your Apple products, such as the HomePod mini, AirPods, CarPlay, iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV and Mac. If you also want the premium features such as Spatial Audio, Lossless Audio, lyrics, music videos and more, you need to upgrade to the normal bundle of $9.99 per month. There is a one-time 7-day trial period for those who are still in doubt, without automatically renewing.