All your favourite tunes on Apple Music, free for six months. Music to your ears, right?

The way we listen to music has changed. Getting hold of a new album, or even reliving an old one, is today easier and cheaper than it’s ever been. That’s thanks to the domination of streaming services, like Apple Music.

It’s just like Spotify in that you, once a member, can stream as many tracks as you like at a set, £9.99 a month cost. But, unlike Spotify, you get a free three-month trial to see if you like it. And better still, if you’ve just signed up to an EE contract, you can access free six-month trial.

In this post we’ll tell you a little bit about Apple Music and its features, and then explain how you can join the service and start your free trial.

Apple Music – What’s All the Fuss?

Apple Music Apps

Apple has been a huge influence in the music industry ever since it first launched the iPod in 2001. So it only seemed natural that it would launch its own music streaming service back in 2015, taking on the likes of Spotify, Google Play and Deezer.

Apple Music boasts a catalogue of over 40 million tracks, including many, if not all of your favourite songs. And based on the music you like and listen to, it gives you recommendations to help you discover new material. Material that you can download for offline listening, if you want to save data.

But it’s not just songs. There are music videos too, as well as concert films and live shows, many of which are exclusive to Apple Music. Likewise, users can stream original shows from Apple’s very own radio station, called Beats 1, with DJs like Zane Lowe on the decks.

Apple Music radio

After some usability criticisms when it initially launched, Apple Music has since been redesigned and perfected. The latest look is a lot cleaner and easier to use. For us, it’s probably the best user experience among the available music streaming services.

Get Apple Music Free for Six Months on EE

If you already have Apple Music, don’t sweat, you can cancel it (see below) and start a new six-month trial through EE. But before you start with the steps below, make sure your software is up-to-date (on iPhone, go to Settings > General > Software Update; on Android go to Settings > About phone > Software update), and you’re connected to WiFi.

  1. EE will send you a text with a link to get your Apple Music membership started. Click the link.
  2. After clicking the link, the Apple Music app will open on your iPhone and your membership from EE will be verified. On Android, you may need to download the app from Google Play.
  3. EE will send you a verification PIN by text which you’ll need to enter into the verify membership screen.
  4. Enter your Apple ID username and password (create, if you don’t have one).
  5. Help Apple Music pick song and playlist recommendations for you by selecting your favourite music genres, artists and bands.
  6. That’s it! You’re not up and running with Apple Music, and can start streaming right away.

How to Cancel Apple Music Before Starting EE Trial

If you’re setting up a new six-month trial with EE, but you already have a membership, then you’ll want to cancel it first. EE makes this really easy.

  1. When you start setting up your Apple Music membership through EE, following the steps above, you’ll be notified that you already have an account. Tap OK.
  2. From the Apple Music home screen, tap the Apple Music account icon that’s located at the top left corner of your screen.
  3. This will take you to your account page. Here, tap Manage under the Subscription menu.
  4. Finally, switch the Automatic Renewal toggle to OFF. You can now set up your free six-month trial with EE – BOOM.

On Another Network? Get a Free Apple Music Three-Month Trial

Woman listing to free Apple Music

If you’ve already completed an Apple Music trial, and you’re not with EE, you can’t have another we’re afraid. If you’re new to the service, start the steps below, but first make sure your software is up-to-date (on iPhone, go to Settings > General > Software Update; on Android go to Settings > About phone > Software update), and you’re connected to WiFi.

  1. Open the Apple Music app on your iPhone or Android.
  2. Tap Get 3 Months Free, then follow the on-screen steps entering your Apple ID and password, selecting your preferred membership type and inputting a valid payment method. Note: your card details will be used for future payments – the three-month trial is free.
  3. Help Apple Music pick song and playlist recommendations for you by selecting your favourite music genres, artists and bands.
  4. That’s it! You’re not up and running with Apple Music, and can start streaming right away.

How to Cancel Apple Music After the Free Trial

Apple Music is automatically set to renew each month, which means once you complete your trial, you’ll start getting charged the £9.99 (or £14.99 for family accounts) rate. You can stop this from happening by turning off auto renewal.

Apple ID and account settings
  1. On your iPhone, go the Apple Music app, tap For You, then the account icon in the upper-right corner.
  2. Next, tap View Apple ID, at which point you might be asked to sign in or use Touch ID.
  3. Under your Subscriptions, tap Manage. Here, you will find your Apple Music Membership. Tap it to open your membership options.
  4. Finally, tap Cancel Subscription.

To cancel your Apple Music membership on an Android mobile phone, turn off Automatic Renewal.

  1. In the Apple Music app, tap the menu icon positioned in the upper-left corner.
  2. Tap your name at the top of the menu to open your account settings.
  3. Next, tap Manage Membership (you may be prompted to enter your Apple ID).
  4. Tap Subscription.
  5. Toggle Automatic Renewal off.

Still having trouble cancelling your Apple Music membership on either your iPhone or Android device? Leave a comment below and we’ll do our best to help.