Google Play Music is offering gift subscriptions for their service at $4.99 per month. This is a savings of $3/mo for “legacy” users who had been paying $7.99 per month or $5/mo off the regular $9.99 monthly rate.
Existing subscribers can gift themselves and it will extend their subscription at the lower rate for up to a maximum 5 years (see below). Subscription includes YouTube Red.
Unfortunately this deal does NOT work for the family plan. Up to 5 years can reportedly be gifted to yourself.
More details on the deal via Slickdeals:
Ends Feb 15.
If you have a YouTube Red subscription, you can’t apply the gift to your account until you cancel your subscription at https://www.youtube.com/manage_red. You shouldn’t lose any existing paid subscription time by doing this.
Gifts of Play Content
Eligible content and pricing is subject to availability at the time of the actual redemption of the content gift. Content purchased or gifted through Google Play is for personal and lawful use only. The content gift expires if the content is no longer available on Google Play or if the Google Play service or the Google Play Gifts program is discontinued.
Users will only be able to redeem subscription gifts until their account accrues up to a total of five (5) years of subscriptions at any one time. If the recipient of the gift redeems the gift and subscribes to Google Play Music the recipient will have access Google Play Music for the time period specified in the gift. At the end of the specified time period, the recipient will have the opportunity to provide a valid form of payment to continue their subscription to Google Play Music, otherwise the subscription ends and the recipient’s access to the Google Play Music subscription content will terminate. Current subscribers of YouTube Music Key will not be able to redeem gifts of Google Play Music subscriptions.