After two years in operation, Apple will permanently eliminate one of its most unique plans. Specifically, the casualty in this whole story has been Apple Music Voice, one of the options we had for enjoying Apple Music. Introduced in 2021, Apple Music Voice allowed you to access the entire Apple Music catalog through Siri, the voice assistant found on devices like the iPhone or HomePod.
The charm of Apple Music Voice lay in its ability to let you access the entire Apple Music catalog for €4.99 per month, using only Siri. Users could interact with Apple’s assistant as if it were a DJ, requesting songs with voice commands. Apple Music Voice allowed you to play music on HomePod, iPhone, Mac, or AirPods.
As of last Wednesday, Apple Music Voice is no longer listed among the existing plans of Apple Music, where the Student, Individual, and Family plans are still active. Apple states on its support page that automatic renewal will be disabled for anyone subscribed to this plan. Once the subscription cycle ends, users will no longer have access to Apple Music.
In this way, the Student tier becomes the cheapest option currently available to enjoy the music service. Apple raised the prices of the Student plan in June 2022. Later, the rest of the plans followed the same steps in October 2022.
If you’re looking for a similar alternative, you’re in luck. Amazon still offers its Amazon Music Unlimited service, which allows you to listen to music from Echo devices or a Fire TV for only €4.99 per month.