[December 13, 2021: iOS 15.2 is now available, bringing the more affordable version of Apple Music to potential subscribers. Apple Music Voice Plan works on iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, Apple TV, and HomePod. Support was first spotted on December 7.]

Apple announced its new Voice Plan for Apple Music in October with a release date of later this year. Now ‘later this year’ has arrived, and the new tier for Apple Music memberships is making its first public appearance.

The Apple Music Voice Plan is highlighted in release notes for the upcoming iOS 15.2 software update. Apple released the fifth developer beta version of iOS 15.2 today, and all clues point to a release for everyone sometime this month.

When iOS 15.2 goes live, Apple Music will begin offering a version of the streaming music service that’s entirely controlled with Siri. Apple Music memberships, which have a standard price of $9.99/month, already include Siri control as an option.

The difference is that the Voice Only plan will not offer a way to browse and control Apple Music with the Music app. The limited version of Apple Music will still contain the full catalog of songs for $4.99/month, but additional features like lyrics, Spatial Audio, and saving music offline will not be supported.

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Zac Hall

Zac covers Apple news, hosts the 9to5Mac Happy Hour podcast, and created SpaceExplored.com.