Spotify and Hulu have teamed up to give college students access to their premium services at a huge discount.
For $4.99 per month, they can use both streaming services as much as they want.
The promotion allows use of the “Spotify Premium for Students” service and Hulu’s “Limited Commercials” plan.
It is a discount of about 73 percent and savings of $12.99 per month compared to what someone who signed up for the services and didn’t have a discount to either streaming plan would pay.
And for students who already subscribe to Spotify’s premium deal or Hulu’s services separately, now they can access the other service they didn’t initially have and get their accounts merged.
Spotify, for the uninitiated, is a digital music service that provides access to millions of songs.
There’s a free service that shuffles music play but has occasional ads. Spotify Premium is ad-free, allows unlimited skips of songs you don’t want to hear and has higher quality audio.
To be eligible for the discount, a student must be enrolled at a US Title IC accrredited college or university and be at least 18 years old.
Hulu offers video on demand.
And unlike streaming rival Netflix, Hulu has access to programming from the likes of ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC and MTV, along with some original programming.
To be eligible for the discount, a student must be enrolled at a U.S. Title IC accredited college or university and be at least 18 years old.
Spotify and Hulu will verify enrollment status through a third-party service called SheerID.
Cross-media bundle deals between prominent companies have become common in the entertainment industry, with media giants assessing the future of traditional cable bundling.
Amazon Prime, which offers shipping, music streaming, premium TV shows and other services, allows customers to purchases subscriptions to movie channel services such as Starsz and Showtime at a discount.
T-Mobile is giving away free Netflix service to those on its family plan.
And AT&T has combined access to HBO programming with its “Unlimited Plus” wireless plan.