Final exams for this semester are well on their way, and for many students, their biggest study aid is music. Music seems to help boost productivity and help you learn new topics, both of which can be helpful for students when trying to prepare for their exams.

One of the newest competitors in the music streaming scene, YouTube Music, aims to take down Spotify with its sleek interface and partnership with Eventbrite to bring new life to live music events.

YouTube Music discounted student plan

YouTube Music is making the next big move in the world of streaming services: offering a discounted student plan, right on schedule for finals.

For eligible students, YouTube Music is now $4.99 per month instead of $9.99 per month, and YouTube Premium, which includes YouTube’s premium video streaming service, is now $6.99 per month instead of $11.99 per month.

YouTube Music allows for listening without advertisements as well as offline downloads and background listening, being able to navigate away from the YouTube app and site while continuing to play music.

The new student plan is a direct competitor to both Spotify and Apple Music, who have offered half price plans targeting students since 2016.

For any student on a budget (basically all students), there are also plenty of cost-saving essentials you have to have, including the Jukely student plan available on the app (iOS / Android).