Apple Music Voice reportedly silenced

Apple has reportedly discontinued the Apple Music Voice only plan, which offered a hefty discount on the service that was only accessible through Siri.

The Voice Only plan was announced in 2021 and designed for use in tandem with the HomePod speakers and other Apple devices. At $4.99/£4.99 a month it’s less than half the price of a standard Apple Music subscription.

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However, it had some caveats – including not being able to browse the library manually, listen on non-Apple devices or access high-end features like Lossless and Spatial Audio.

References to the plan have been removed from Apple’s website, but it’s still possible to sign-up for the Voice Only plan via the Apple Music app itself, directly from a banner (below) advertising the service.

Apple is yet to comment on the situation reported initially by Mac Magazine (via 9to5Mac), but we have approached the company for a statement and will update this piece when we hear back.

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It would be somewhat of a surprise if Apple were to discontinue the service. Even if it isn’t really driving big subscription numbers, there’s little harm in keeping it around.

After all, “Siri, play…” Is a feature that’s available on loads of Apple devices for Apple Music subscribers. That isn’t going away, so why take away the voice plan?

We’ll await confirmation from Apple.

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