China has often been left out by foreign internet giants when they are launching new services. Apple first debuted Apple Music this April, but China is dropped from the first batch of 100 countries open to Apple Music this June 30.

But the American company has finally announced a delayed launch of Apple Music in China today. iTunes Movies and iBooks, two services that were also inaccessible in mainland China, have also opened to Chinese customers today.

Like the overseas version, Apple Music, the company’s music streaming service, is paid on a monthly fee and will offer the same three-month free trial period as to the rest of the world. Apple Music will cost 10 RMB ($1.57 USD) a month, or 15 RMB for a family plan providing service for up to six family members. The fees are quite a bit cheaper than their U.S. equivalents, which are priced at $9.99 USD and $14.99 USD per month, respectively.

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Emma Lee

Emma Lee is Shanghai-based tech writer, covering startups and tech happenings in China and Asia in general. We are looking for stories related to tech and China. Reach her at lixin@technode.com.