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When you first open the new Mu­sic app on iOS or iTunes 12.2 on your Mac, you’ll be in­vited to en­rol in a three­month trial of Ap­ple Mu­sic. This re­quires that the Ap­ple ID you use to sign into the iTunes Store has a bank card reg­is­tered for pay­ment, rather than just hav­ing credit on your ac­count from iTunes gift cards, so that Ap­ple has a means to take au­to­matic pay­ment for the monthly sub­scrip­tion past that trial pe­riod.

You don’t have to take up an Ap­ple Mu­sic sub­scrip­tion to keep us­ing iTunes on your Mac or the Mu­sic app on iOS de­vices to play a com­bi­na­tion of iTunes Store pur­chases and mu­sic bought else­where, and you can hide al­most all of the new fea­tures – see page 25. If you later de­cide to try it out, you can make Ap­ple Mu­sic vis­i­ble in your apps once again and then go to the For You page to start your trial from there. If you have a sub­scrip­tion to iTunes Match – or were plan­ning to sign up to it to make your mu­sic col­lec­tion, in­clud­ing tracks not bought from the iTunes Store, avail­able to down­load from all your de­vices – Ap­ple con­tin­ues to of­fer that an­nual ser­vice. Its func­tion­al­ity is also part of Ap­ple Mu­sic, so if you de­cide the ex­tra fea­tures of the newer ser­vice are worth the to­tal an­nual cost be­ing more than five times as ex­pen­sive, you should check and con­sider turn­ing off au­to­matic re­newal of Match be­fore the end of your cur­rent sub­scrip­tion pe­riod – do that in the same place as you man­age your Ap­ple Mu­sic sub­scrip­tion (see page 27).

How­ever, if it’s Ap­ple Mu­sic that you’re un­cer­tain about sub­scrib­ing to in the long term, you should also see page 27 for how to avoid au­to­mat­i­cally pay­ing for it af­ter your trial pe­riod.

Ap­ple Mu­sic asks you to iden­tify things you like so it can sug­gest things to lis­ten to. You can change your choices later by click­ing your ac­count name (top-right) and then Choose Artists For You.

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