Spotify plans revamp to free service

Spotify plans revamp to free service

This plan was built on the success of an earlier student-focused launch a year ago and is being expanded to regular users.

Spotify (NYSE:SPOT) is planning a new version of its free streaming music service in a first move since its public listing, Bloomberg reports.

Following a quiet launch previous year as part of a student plan, Spotify Premium with Hulu has now been expanded as a wider $12.99 monthly offer for USA users. So, in other words, if you subscribe to Spotify Premium, you can add Hulu to the mix for $3 a month and end up paying less than you would by subscribing to both services separately.

Hulu and Spotify teamed up previously in September to offer a $4.99 per month package for students which gave people access to the Spotify music library and the Hulu entry-level package, says Variety.

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Current Hulu Limited Commercials plan subscribers are eligible if they switch their billing to Spotify by May 10.

The companies said they plan to make the offer available to consumers who don't now subscribe to Spotify later this summer. Now you'll have the option to pay $12.99 per month for both. Hulu is following Amazon Prime Video which has a section called Amazon Channels where people can sign up for extra services and pay for everything with one bill. Last summer they launched Spotify Premium bundled with Hulu's TV service with limited ads for United States dollars 4.99 per month for students. Spotify's unprecedented 71 million Premium users will be given a chance to upgrade to this bundled subscription before anyone else.

Streaming services like Hulu fight for their portion of the subscriber dollar.

"Based on the outstanding performance of the Spotify and Hulu student package, it's clear that consumers love to combine their music and television experiences together", Tim Connolly, Head of Distribution and Partnerships at Hulu, said in the release. The Sweden-based company provides users with DRM-protected content from labels and media companies on a subscription basis.

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