Apple Music now in South Africa

Apple has launched its new music streaming service, Apple Music, in over 100 countries around the world – including South Africa.

The company recently confirmed it would launch Apple Music in South Africa, but had not announced prices outside the US.

iOS device users with access to the beta version of iOS 8.4 were able to see the subscription fees for Apple Music in other regions, however, including South Africa.

These “leaked” prices have now been confirmed, with Apple offering an Individual membership to Apple Music for R59.99 per month.

A Family plan is also available for R89.99 per month, offering access to the streaming service for up to 6 people.

To use Apple Music, iOS device users will have to update to iOS 8.4, which became available at 17:00 on Tuesday (30 June 2015).

iTunes users on Windows or Mac will have to ensure that they are running the latest version of Apple’s software to access the new music streaming service. An update is expected later today.

Android support for Apple Music will be coming “this fall” (September – November 2015).

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