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Sprint and Spotify May Team Up for Exclusive Offer

by Brandon Russell | April 12, 2014April 12, 2014 11:00 am PST


Re/code reports Sprint and Spotify might team up for a bundled service in the coming weeks. Similar to the AT&T/Beats Music deal, free Spotify trials could be offered up to Sprint customers, with an option to pay for the service through the carrier’s billing system. Sources talking to Re/code claim Sprint customers may even be offered a discount on the music streaming service’s premium option, which is currently offered for $9.99 per month.

Sprint is set to unveil the deal at an event on April 29 in New York; the deal is allegedly in the hands of music labels, who need to approve it before things are finalized. AT&T and Beats offer Family Plan customers a $15 a month option, letting up to five people access the music service. Sources speaking to Re/code claim something similar will be offered through Sprint’s “Framily” plan option.

Teaming up with a major carrier could help push more Spotify subscriptions, which sits at around nine million worldwide. The music streaming service market has become increasingly crowded over the past few years, with Apple and Google the most recent big name entrants; Amazon is also linked with a service of its own. Neither Sprint nor Spotify commented on the rumor, but if a partnership is indeed incoming, an announcement is just a few weeks away.


Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell likes to rollerblade while listening to ACDC.