Snippet: Apple is Raising the Price of Apple Music, Apple TV+, and Apple One ☇

Shared on October 24, 2022

Benjamin Mayo for 9to5Mac:

The Apple Music monthly price has been upped by ~$1 for individuals and ~$2 for families. Apple TV+ is rising by $2 (which only has one tier and supports Family Sharing on all plans). Apple One is also going up by approximately $3 per month. […]

From an Apple spokesperson:

The subscription prices for Apple Music, Apple TV+, and Apple One will increase beginning today. The change to Apple Music is due to an increase in licensing costs, and in turn, artists and songwriters will earn more for the streaming of their music. We also continue to add innovative features that make Apple Music the world’s best listening experience. We introduced Apple TV+ at a very low price because we started with just a few shows and movies. Three years later, Apple TV+ is home to an extensive selection of award-winning and broadly acclaimed series, feature films, documentaries, and kids and family entertainment from the world’s most creative storytellers.

I’m not surprised at any of this, as every other streaming service has increased prices in some form or another (sometimes twice in the last few years). It’s also a symptom of the broader notion that inflation is getting out of hand and being used an excuse/money grab, while wages stay the same. Although $1/month more for Apple Music and $2/month for Apple TV+ aren’t much, I find it interesting that other services, such as iCloud+ (aka the paid tiers of iCloud), Apple News, Apple Arcade, and Apple Fitness haven’t been touched.

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