Apple Music launched in South Africa

Apple has launched a number of new services, including a music streaming offering. (AP)
Apple has launched a number of new services, including a music streaming offering. (AP)

Johannesburg - Technology giant Apple has officially included South Africa among 100 countries where it has switched on its streaming music service.

Pricing of Apple Music as well as packages are available on the company’s South African website.

For a single membership, Apple is charging R59.99 per month. This offering gives users access to the “full Apple Music library, expert recommendations, our take on the best new music, and unlimited skips on our radio stations”.

Meanwhile, Apple Music is also selling a family package, which is accessible for up to six people, for R89.99 per month. Apple says this option requires ‘iCloud Family Sharing’.

Apple is further offering a three-month trial membership that gives users “the full Apple Music experience on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac or PC”.

Other countries in Africa to get Apple Music include the likes of Angola, Zimbabwe and Kenya.

The launch of Apple Music comes as the company takes on more established players in the streaming space such as Spotify.

Android users are also expected to be able to access Apple Music later this year.

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