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Spotify partners with Hulu to offer US students joint $4.99 subscription

David Murphy

Spotify and Hulu are offering US college students a joint subscription to Spotify Premium and Hulu for $4.99 (£3.79) a month. The companies said this is just a first step, with offerings targeted at the broader market to follow.

The offer is available to all qualifying new and existing Spotify student subscribers, and offers immediate access to both Spotify Premium and to Hulu’s Limited Commercials plan, through the brands’ respective apps.

Undergraduate students, enrolled in a US Title IV accredited college or university, who are already a Spotify Premium for Student subscriber, should access their Spotify accounts to switch their plan to Spotify Premium for Students to include Hulu. New student subscribers can visit spotify.com/us/student to learn more and sign-up.

“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.”

The new streaming bundle – which marks the first TV and movie service partnership for Spotify – offers undergraduate Spotify subscribers access to Hulu’s growing offering of original series, including its Emmy-nominated hit drama, The Handmaid’s Tale, Golden-Globe nominated comedy Casual and The Mindy Project, as well as thousands of current season television, hit movies and exclusive library series, including South Park, Nashville, Bob’s Burgers, Seinfeld, Fear the Walking Dead and more.