"Our student launch with Hulu was incredibly well received and we are excited to extend our reach by bringing Hulu to more of our Premium members in the USA", said Alex Norstrom, Chief Premium Business Officer at Spotify. The labels scored one victory past year in the latest round of negotiations, convincing Spotify to let artists delay the release of new works on the free service.
Another thing to note: The deal is only for the Hulu "Limited Commercials" plan, so if you pay for Hulu's "No Commercials" plan or for its live TV service you can't get the Spotify discount.
At this point, the bundle is only available for existing Spotify Premium subscribers, but the companies plan to open it up to non-paying Spotify users this summer.
If you already have Spotify Premium and either never subscribed to Hulu or canceled your account at least 12 months ago, you can pay $0.99/month extra for three months of Hulu before making the jump to the full $12.99 fee. Further, Alex Norstrom added, "With this exclusive Spotify offer, we are bundling two top media platforms for an unbeatable price".
Spotify is also giving a discount for PS4 gamers with 10% off on their monthly Spotify Premium sevice.
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This is not the first time both the companies have cooperated on a joint arrangement.