Just when you though the holiday deals were coming to an end, Apple has one more for you. And this one’s easy to get: Anyone who downloads the Shazam app on their iPhone can get up to six months of Apple Music for free, no strings attached.
Shazam is a famous app used to identify songs that are playing anywhere, and now its users will have access to a great offer for Apple’s subscription music service.
Luckily, if you don’t already have Shazam installed on your iPhone or iPad, there’s still time to download it to get the offer. It’s available for free on the App Store. However, although the app is available worldwide, the deal is only valid in the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada.
As first spotted by our sister site, Macworld UK, here’s how it works:
Open the Shazam app on your iPhone or iPad. If you have never used the app, you may have to identify a song first by tapping the Shazam icon. Then, tap the “Library” button or swipe from left to right.
Select any song from the “Recent Shazams” list, and then tap the “Open in Apple Music” button. You should be prompted with the six months subscription deal for free. Tap “Try it free” to be redirected to the Music app.
A promo code will be generated and redeemed in your account automatically so you can use Apple Music without paying anything for six months.
The good news is that users who are already subscribed to Apple Music can also get a similar offer. If you cancel your current subscription, you can re-subscribe through Shazam and get another three months for free.
The easiest way to cancel it is directly through the Music app on your iPhone or iPad:
1. Open the Music app
2. Select the “For You” menu
3. Tap on your profile picture in the top right corner
4. Tap “Manage Subscription”
5. Tap “Cancel Subscription” at the bottom
6. Tap “Confirm”
Once you have canceled your subscription, open the Shazam app again and tap “Library”. Then, tap the settings icon. Look for “Disconnect Apple Music” and confirm it. All you have to do now is follow the same steps listed above so you can get another three months for free.
The promo lasts until December 31. And remember, you’ll need to pay for a full subscription after the trial ends to keep the music you’ve added to your library.
Tell us in the comments below if you get the Apple Music offer.