+ Monday August 26th, 2019

Optus customers already have access to a number of things as part of their service, including free streaming from services like Google Play Music, iHeartRadio and Spotify. What if you want a free subscription to a music service, though?

Well, from today, Optus customers can now enjoy over 50 million songs anytime, by signing up for an exclusive subscription offering of up to 12 months of Apple Music free with various Optus plans.

The trial offer from Optus will be available to new and re-contracting Optus customers who purchase and remain on various Optus post-paid mobile plans. Once activated, Optus customers will have full access to Apple Music and can either stream their favourite songs over the Optus network, WiFi, or download for offline playback.

You might think that this doesn’t offer much to Android users, but you’d be wrong – Apple Music works on Android, too!

Since the launch of Apple Music in 2015, Australians have streamed a mixture of artists with Ed Sheeran, Drake, Post Malone and homegrown talent 5 Seconds of Summer on heavy rotation, while popular playlists include Today’s HitsThe A-List: Pop and The New Australia.

Most streamed songs on Apple Music in Australia

  1. Shape of You (Ed Sheeran)
  2. Perfect (Ed Sheeran)
  3. Youngblood (5 Seconds of Summer)
  4. rockstar (Post Malone Feat. 21 Savage)
  5. Despacito (Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Feat. Justin Bieber)
  6. Closer (The Chainsmokers Feat. Halsey)
  7. I Fall Apart (Post Malone)
  8. Castle on the Hill (Ed Sheeran)
  9. Eastside (benny blanco, Halsey & Khalid)
  10. Starboy (The Weeknd Feat. Daft Punk)

Most streamed albums on Apple Music in Australia

  1. ÷ (Ed Sheeran)
  2. The Greatest Showman (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack – Various Artists)
  3. Stoney (Post Malone)
  4. Purpose (Justin Bieber)
  5. beerbongs & bentleys (Post Malone)
  6. 1989 (Taylor Swift)
  7. Views (Drake)
  8. Baby Lullaby: Relaxing Piano Lullabies and Natural Sleep Aid for Baby Sleep Music (Einstein Baby Lullaby Academy)
  9. Starboy (The Weeknd)
  10. x (Ed Sheeran)

To find out more about how to sign up for Apple Music on Optus and for further information, customers should visit optus.com.au/applemusic.

Chris Rowland   Managing Editor

Chris Rowland

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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But it doesn’t work with Google Assistant.

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