Apple (AAPL) knows students are strapped for cash—and in order to make its music streaming service more accessible, it’s offering even more students a discount on its streaming service.
Apple Music‘s student discount, which was first introduced last May, cuts the monthly subscription fee in half: $9.99 to $4.99. Before today, it was offered in just seven countries: Australia, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States. But now, as was first reported by MacRumors and confirmed by Apple’s support website, it’s been extended to 25 additional countries
These countries include Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Chile, Colombia, Finland, France, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Switzerland, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, and the United Arab Emirates. So students in 32 countries can now save some money when listening to their favorite artists.
Here’s how it works: Students need to confirm, and then continuously reconfirm, their status through a student validation service called UNiDAYS before they can get the half-off student discount. This helps Apple determine if students are in fact enrolled in a degree program at a college or university.