Existing subscribers won’t get free Play Music plans with a new Nexus

Play Music credit isn't available to all. Photo: Google

Play Music credit isn’t available to all. Photo: Google

One of the many perks that come with buying Google’s new Nexus smartphones — alongside great specifications at an affordable price, pure Android software, and instant updates — is a free Play Music subscription for 90 days.

Anyone who buys a Nexus 5X or Nexus 6P can enjoy it — unless they’re an existing subscriber.

If you already pay for Play Music, then you’re not entitled to 90 days free. You can’t even cancel your subscription and activate the free trial because no one who has paid for Play Music within the last 12 months, or participated in another trial within the past 12 months, is eligible.

Google won’t even provide you with Play Music credit, as it has in the past.

The good news is, you will still get $50 of Play Store credit if you live in the U.S. — which isn’t available to international buyers (thanks, Google!). And you’ll have a kickass new smartphone running Android 6.0 Marshmallow with the latest features.