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Hulu and Spotify team up for a sweet deal for students

by Sean P. Aune | September 7, 2017September 7, 2017 10:00 am PDT

If you’re a student struggling to make ends meet – i.e. every student ever – Hulu and Spotify want to help.

On Thursday Hulu and Spotify announced that the two steaming giants would be teaming up with a new deal directed squarely at students. Spotify Premium for Students subscribers will now have access to the Limited Commercials plan from Hulu. The best part? You’ll get both services for just $4.99, a savings of $13 over the standard pricing for both.

“In bringing Spotify and Hulu together, we’re now able to offer students – both the millions already on Spotify Premium, and those who are new to Spotify – access to the world’s best music, TV and movie content in the simplest possible way,” said Alex Norstrom, Chief Premium Business Officer at Spotify. “We’re very excited to be partnering with Hulu – a like-minded company which is as focused as we are on delivering the very best in high quality streaming content.”

“We are proud to announce Spotify as our newest strategic partner – they’re an iconic brand in music streaming and a proven leader in reaching and engaging young consumers,” said Tim Connolly, SVP, Head of Distribution and Partnerships at Hulu. “By bundling our enormous catalogues of content together in a single, highly compelling offer, we’re making it easier for people to enjoy all of the TV and music they love, whenever and wherever they want.”

Not so fast there, fakers

While this is an amazing deal, you are going to have to meet some criteria to qualify. This offer is open only to undergraduate students enrolled in a U.S. Title IV accredited college or university. Existing customers will need to switch their plan to gain access to Hulu, while new subscribers can visit spotify.com/us/student to sign-up.

This deal almost makes me wish I was back in school… almost.


Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...

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