Spotify, Hulu partner on United States dollars 5 streaming bundle for students

Allan Goodman
September 8, 2017

The student plan offers access to the ad-free Spotify Premium service and Hulu's Limited Commercials plan, through the brands' respective apps. Usually, Spotify Premium for students alone costs $5 a month, so with this offer the Hulu comes in as a free add-on. Spotify and Hulu plan to look at more ways to bundle their services for "offerings targeted at the broader market to follow".

A deal aimed at students could lead to further collaborations between Hulu, which is looking to gain ground on larger rival Netflix, and Spotify, which can use video services to retain customers who might be lured to rival Apple Music.

College Students who meet the requirements will now be able to get both a premium Spotify subscription and a subscription to Hulu for a combined price of $4.99 a month.

Although, Spotify will first verify genuine College students by scanning them through a service called SheerID.

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For Hulu, the arrangement could create a pipeline of prospective subscribers it can attempt to convert into full, paying customers as they graduate or are no longer eligible for student pricing through Spotify. Coming together with Hulu doesn't in any way mean that Spotify is giving up on original video or shifting its strategy, however; these are still fundamentally two different services. You can go here for more information and to sign-up.

The discounted offering is available to new and existing Spotify student subscribers.

But there's a caveat: you have to be an undergrad (high schoolers - this is just another excuse to get excited for college) at a U.S. Title IV accredited college or university in the United States. It's this scenario that ushers in partnerships like the latest one between Spotify and Hulu.

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