Apple Music in Kenya - All You Need To Know
Apple Music is a great service for listening to songs and watching music videos here in Kenya.
If you’re interested in learning more about Apple Music in the 254, be sure to follow along.
What is Apple Music?
Apple Music is an ad-free streaming service that gives you access to a library of over 70 million songs and music videos from both local Kenyan artists and international musicians.
The service was launched on 30th June 2015 and is accessible in over 100 countries worldwide, including Kenya.
It’s available in iTunes, and for iOS and Android devices. When you sign up for Apple Music, you get unlimited downloads to your library. This means you can listen to your downloaded music anywhere without Wi-Fi or using data.
Currently, Apple Music has a six months free trial here in Kenya. That’s right, six free months of unlimited and ad-free access to over 70 million songs and music videos! If you love music, it’s a no brainer. You just have to explore this insane library of songs and videos.
Let’s go over how to sign up for Apple Music here in Kenya as well as the costs involved once the 6 months free trial period ends.
Apple Music is available in iTunes, and for iOS plus Android devices. This means you can use your iPhone, Android device, laptop or PC to sign up for the free trial.
To access the free trial, you’ll need to create an Apple ID by signing up with your email address. You’ll also need a debit or credit card to complete the sign up process and start the free trial.
The card will not be charged any money when signing up. The first charge will be after the free trial period expires. If you receive notifications for card transactions (which you always should), you’ll get a debit alert message informing you USD. 0 has been debited from your account after signing up.
This is just Apple authenticating the card details you gave before verifying your sign up. It’s also a way of alerting you incase someone tries to sign up using your card without permission.
Start your 6 months free trial today. Sign up for Apple Music here.
There are three plans to choose from when signing up for Apple Music in Kenya. First time users get the first six months free, then you’ll be billed monthly according to the plan you pick.
The first plan is for Kenya students in universities and colleges. Once the 6 months free trial period elapses for users on the student plan, the monthly fee is USD. 1.49 (less than Kshs. 200).
If you’re currently not a student, don’t bother trying to sign up for the student plan (we tried). You’ll need a valid email from your school when signing up in order to verify the student account.
Don’t feel bad though. The second plan available to individuals isn’t that much expensive. After the 6 months free trial period, users on the individual plan are billed USD. 2.99 (Around Kshs. 330) per month.
The last plan available is the family plan. For USD. 4.99 per month, this plan gives account access to a maximum of 6 users. Each user under this plan has their own personal account.
Sign up for your free 6 months trial on Apple Music here.
Many people often confuse iTunes and Apple Music. This is especially true for non-iOS users who are the majority in Kenya.
Apple Music is a streaming service for listening to songs and watching music videos. iTunes on the other hand, is a media player by Apple that has an integrated music store for buying songs and albums.
iTunes also includes media management tools such as a music player, playlists and internet radio. You can access Apple Music in iTunes.
When first signing up for Apple Music, you’ll be asked to choose a few favourite artists and music genres. This ensures you get relevant suggestions of songs and curated playlists. After signing up, you’ll get access to several tabs that allow you to easily navigate the vast music library.
The browse tab allows you to explore new music and featured artists. You can also listen to songs by mood or choose from a wide selection of customized playlists by genre. The browse tab also takes you to the music videos and top charts on Apple Music.
Apple Music charts show you the most played songs in different countries. There’s also a global music chart as well. The charts are updated every day.
If you come across a song or playlist you like, you can save it for later by adding it to your library. There’s a plus icon for this purpose.
Under the library tab, you’ll find all the music you added sorted by playlists, artists, albums, songs, TV and films. You can also download music for offline listening here.
The For You tab is for exploring songs you’re likely to enjoy based on your listening history and playlists. There’s also a Radio tab that gives you access to international shows, broadcasters and stations.
Here are some charts and playlists we’ve been enjoying on Apple Music using our free trial. Listen and tell us what you think!
2. Afrobeats Hits Apple Music African
Anyone familiar with Apple Inc. knows they don’t joke around when it comes to delivering quality products and a wonderful user experience. Apple Music is no different.
If you’re still in doubt or want to know what all the fuss is about, sign up for the 6 months free trial of Apple Music today.