Apple Music just shut down its cheapest option — the Voice Plan. The subscription, which launched in 2021 and cost $5 per month, featured a Siri-only experience; the only way to access Apple Music’s catalog is to request a song, genre, album or artist by using voice commands.
While Apple didn’t formally announce that it was discontinuing the plan, it writes the following on its support page:
“Beginning in November, Apple will discontinue the Apple Music Voice plan. We are focused on delivering the best, most robust music experience possible for our customers, with features like immersive Spatial Audio, Apple Music Sing with real-time lyrics, intuitive browse and discovery features, and so much more.”
According to 9to5Mac, when Apple released iOS 17.1 beta, the publication found code references that indicated Apple would soon be killing the plan.