Apple seems to have discontinued its most affordable Apple Music subscription, the Apple Music Voice Plan. This plan permitted users to access the streaming service for $5 per month, provided they exclusively used Siri voice control. However, as of Wednesday, this plan is no longer available on the Apple Music webpage, as initially observed by MacMagazine.
New sign-ups for the Apple Music Voice Plan are no longer possible, as pointed out by 9to5Mac. The fate of existing users and the reasons behind Apple’s decision to discontinue this offering remain unclear. Engadget has reached out to Apple for clarification.
The Voice Plan primarily targeted individuals who enjoy Apple Music through HomePods, AirPods, or Apple Watch and prefer voice assistants over using the Music app on their mobile devices, tablets, or computers. However, this plan had several limitations. Users on this plan couldn’t add songs to their library, create playlists, use the service on non-Apple devices, or enjoy lossless or Dolby Atmos audio. Introduced in 2021, the Voice Plan was available only in select markets, including the US, UK, and Canada.
Currently, the most affordable standalone Apple Music option is the student plan, priced at $6 per month, which also includes Apple TV+ at no additional cost. Alternatively, users can choose the individual subscription for $11 per month or share the cost of a family plan for $17 with family members. Another option is to subscribe to Apple One, starting at $19.95 per month, which provides access to multiple Apple services.