Spotify and Hulu are bundling their streaming music and TV services to offer a new low-priced bundle for United States dollars 4.99 per month to USA college students. Though this is the first time the music streamer has joined forces with another site, it's just another day at the office for Hulu, which bundles premium-cable offerings with its services.
The single-subscription bundle includes access to Spotify Premium as well as Hulu's "Limited Commercials" plan for $4.99 per month.
The bundle is available for undergrads starting today, and current students taking advantage of the Spotify Premium for students service can upgrade for free.
The companies said they plan to offer bundles aimed at the broader market in the future. If you're on the Spotify Family plan, say, you'll have to cancel your subscription and switch over to Premium, but you'll retain all your playlists.
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Once a customer's undergraduate status is verified, they will have access to the bundle rate for 12 months, at which point they will need to once again prove that they are students to re-up.
The announcement is the "first step" in offering Spotify and Hulu services together, according to the companies. Both companies are likely anticipating a growth of full-paying subscribers as students graduate and (hopefully) subscribe to both Hulu and Spotify.
Streaming services can be a great way to cut the cord but sooner or later the more services you get, the faster they began to add it.
Spotify, which in late July announced that it hit 60 million paid subscribers, stands to see its subscriber count climb even higher as it attempts a direct listing on the New York Stock Exchange before year's end. Combine the two with this offer, and subscribers are saving close to $13 per month.
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