A Apple just remove it from the page Apple Music in the United States all about Audio Signature (Voice plan) – the plan introduced by the company at the end of 2021 and which only allows interaction with streaming services with the help of Siri.
The plan, the price US$5 per month, is the cheapest version of Apple Music and has not yet arrived in Brazil or Portugal. Since its launch, it is only available in the following countries (except the US): Germany, Australia, Austria, Canada, China, Spain, France, Hong Kong, India , Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, United Kingdom and Taiwan.
The reason behind the decision to end the plan is still unknown, and what will happen to those who have signed up so far. However, it is possible that the limitations of the Voice Subscription have meant that few people have adopted the idea – given that Siri may not be the best virtual assistant in the world.
In addition, the plan is also limited to one person, does not support Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos or good music. Lossless (lossless), without instructions and does not allow downloading songs for offline listening. It is also possible to see what your friends are listening to, as well as create a special library.
Although it will work with all Apple devices with Siri on board, the plan is clearly aimed at HomePods owners – who, apart from some exceptions, can only control with the help of a virtual assistant. The Voice Subscription, it is worth noting, also has a seven-day free trial period, which can be started by Siri herself with a simple voice command.
Apple Music has more than 100 million songs and 30 thousand playlists – many of them support Spatial Audio (Dolby Atmos) and in high definition, with sound Lossless. For those who love classical music, there is an advanced app with more than 5 million tracks, all in a simple interface! In Brazil, there are three types of enrollment: University (R $ 11.90 / month), self (R $ 21.90 / month) is Familiar (R $ 34.90 / month). If you are not a customer, you can try the service for free for one month. It is also part of the company’s flagship product, Apple One.
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Updated01.11.2023 18:30 CET
As noted by MacRumorsApple has released a new support page confirming the end of its cheapest plan, which, according to the company, will be closed entirely this month. Eleven months.
The company also explained that current users of the plan will have their subscriptions terminated after the end of the current cycle. Until then, however, he can still use Voice Subscription as usual.
Long-time users, of course, will also have the option to switch to one of Apple Music’s three additional subscriptions: College, Personal, and Family. All of them support music playback via Siri, it is worth mentioning.