Data-free streaming on Apple Music for Singtel subscribers


Singtel is offering data-free streaming on Apple Music for their postpaid mobile customers, which will cost $9.98 per month.
Singtel is offering data-free streaming on Apple Music for their postpaid mobile customers, which will cost $9.98 per month.PHOTO: REUTERS

SINGAPORE - Local music lovers on the Apple Music service will be able to stream music without fear of busting their monthly mobile cap starting tomorrow (May 31), if they are Singtel subscribers.

The telco is offering data-free music streaming for their postpaid mobile customers, which will cost $9.98 per month. Users will have to subscribe to Apple Music through Singtel to get this feature. Existing customers of both Singtel and Apple Music will have to link their Apple Music account to their Singtel number to activate data-free streaming.

New and recontracting customers who sign up for the data-free Apple Music service will get a a free six-month subscription. It will be available on iOS and Android devices as well as the Apple Watch Series 3 smartwatch.

"We're excited that this latest collaboration with Apple will allow Singtel customers to be the first in Singapore to experience data-free Apple Music," said Mr Yuen Kuan Moon, Singtel's chief executive of the Singapore consumer business.

Apple Music carries a catalogue of more than 45 million songs and lets users listen to their music downloads from its iTunes store as well. Users also get access to a daily mix of recommended music according to their preferences and radio stations spanning all genres.

The $9.98 monthly subscription is the usual price for an Apple Music individual plan. Other music streaming services like Spotify are usually offered a discount when subscribed through Singtel.

lesterh@sph.com.sg