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Spotify and Hulu join forces on $12.99 per month bundle

By Shawn Knight · 5 replies
Apr 11, 2018
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  1. Streaming industry leaders Spotify and Hulu are banking on the likelihood that if you subscribe to a streaming music service, you also probably subscribe to a streaming video service.

    On Wednesday, the two streaming giants expanded their existing partnership to offer consumers a rather attractive deal. The new subscription plan, dubbed Spotify Premium, now with Hulu, bundles a Spotify Premium subscription with Hulu’s ad-supported tier for just $12.99 per month.

    Separately, a Spotify Premium subscription costs $9.99 per month and Hulu’s Limited Commercials plan goes for $7.99 per month. With the new bundle, you’re saving $4.99 per month and also simplifying the billing process as Spotify is handling billing for both services with the bundle.

    Existing Spotify Premium subscribers can take advantage of a special introductory offer by upgrading their existing Premium plan to Spotify Premium, now with Hulu. The offer grants an initial three-month Hulu subscription for the exclusive price of 99 cents before charging a monthly price of $12.99 for the bundle.

    The offer seems like a win-win for everyone involved. For Spotify, it’s an opportunity to step back into video after its original video push fizzled out. It also serves as a way for both companies to boost their subscriber count and for consumers, there’s the opportunity to save a bit of money.

    The new bundle is available to existing Spotify Premium subscribers from today. Unfortunately, everyone else will have to wait until this summer to get in on the action.

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  2. skinnybuttons

    skinnybuttons TS Member

    What about those of us on the Spotify Family plan?
  3. ShagnWagn

    ShagnWagn TS Guru Posts: 537   +369

    Sorry, I absolutely HATE commercials. What if we want the no commercials add-on?

    EDIT: I had to do a lot of digging. Would have appreciated you to disclose the stipulations. Here ya go:

    "Note: it’s not possible to upgrade to the Hulu No Commercials or Live TV plans, nor to any Hulu Premium Add-ons."

    Sorry, no deal.

    EDIT2: I am only paying $5/mo for premium spotify, so this is of no benefit to me.
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2018
  4. Ravey

    Ravey TS Addict Posts: 142   +65

    It's a shame they didnt land a deal with Netflix... I dont know enough about Hulu or what kind of media it provides to go for it...
  5. ShagnWagn

    ShagnWagn TS Guru Posts: 537   +369

    So, I checked out hulu for the first time last night. Don't waste your time. It is horrible. Abysmal movie selection. Everything is 2 channel audio. No surround sound... really???!
  6. amoeba00

    amoeba00 TS Rookie

    Don't get Hulu for the movies, it's mainly for all the main TV networks minus CBS. So for those with an Internet only plan and want TV shows next day after they air. Again, not for everyone - but there are some folks out there that will appreciate the offer. Just not those with the Ad-free or other add-ons Hulu offers.

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