Hulu and Spotify to Launch New Streaming Bundle

08 September, 2017, 00:46 | Author: Alicia Barber
  • Spotify Premium for Students.                
          Play any song offline and ad-free

The partnership with Spotify may also help Hulu to compete with rival streaming service Netflix Inc. The music streaming service is giving away its Premium subscription for $4.99 per month coupled with a Hulu subscription completely free. You must subscribe directly through Spotify to take advantage of this deal (in other words, if your cell phone plan comes with a free Spotify subscription, you're out of luck). "We're very excited to be partnering with Hulu - a like-minded company which is as focused as we are on delivering the very best in high quality streaming content". This offer does not apply to those are already out of college (and for them the regular Spotify subscription stands at $10 a month, but there are Family plans for up to 6 people that can bring that price down for non-students).

Students who are feeling the pinch in regards to streaming services are about to get a break thanks to Hulu and Spotify. At launch, only undergraduate students enrolled in a U.S. Hulu and Spotify will split the subscription fee, and Hulu will sell ads.

Spotify Premium for Students now include Hulu for just $4.99. Existing Hulu Limited Commercials plan subscribers without Premium Add-ons are eligible if billed by Hulu (not a third party). Spotify has more than 60 million paid subscribers, and more than 140 million users in total.

Spotify Premium for Students.                
          Play any song offline and ad-free
Spotify Premium for Students. Play any song offline and ad-free

The offer is available to students at recognised universities in the US.

"To qualify for the bundle rate, you will need to have your student status verified by SheerID, which means recent grads who still have their ".edu" emails are out of luck.

Spotify plans to go public with a direct listing on the New York Stock Exchange later this year or early next year. Combine the two with this offer, and subscribers are saving close to $13 per month.

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