Published on April 11th, 2018 | by Kirk Hiner0
Hulu and Spotify join up for one premium music and TV bundle
As streaming media services look for ways to distance themselves from the competition, Hulu and Spotify have just expanded their partnership to offer a pretty unique bundle. Spotify has launched a premium subscription plan that includes Hulu’s ad-supported service for $12.99 a month. Subscribers will get the ad-free music of Spotify Premium along with more than 75,000 current and classic hit television shows and movies through Hulu.
Existing Spotify Premium subscribers can get early access to the new bundle and may be eligible to try it out for $0.99 for three months. Others interested in the awkwardly named Spotify Premium, Now With Hulu service will have to wait until its official launch this summer.
The announcement from Hulu states that…
… the new subscription plan combines Hulu’s Limited Commercials streaming library – with more than twice the number of episodes available than any of the other streaming services – and Spotify’s popular Premium subscription plan, both on the same bill, and all in one convenient package. In addition to Hulu’s popular original series like The Handmaid’s Tale, The Looming Tower and Marvel’s Runaways, the new bundle gives Spotify subscribers access to Hulu’s enormous offering of thousands of hit TV series and movies, including The Good Doctor, this season’s #1 new drama; Roseanne, this season’s #1 new series; fan-favorite This is Us; Emmy Award-winning comedy Atlanta; popular hits like Family Guy, The Voice and Power, and entire series runs of beloved shows like Lost, ER, Seinfeld, Full House, Family Matters and more.
Existing Spotify Premium subscribers interested in the new bundle can simply upgrade their existing Premium plan to Spotify Premium, Now With Hulu. The exclusive price of $0.99 will run for three months before upping the charge to a monthly price of $12.99 for the bundle.
To get the Hulu functionality, Spotify users will have to download and set up an account with the free Hulu app, although billing for the bundle will be handled through Spotify. Spotify Premium, Now With Hulu only works with the Hulu Limited Commercials Plan; subscribers cannot upgrade or purchase Hulu service add-ons as part of the bundle.
For more information, visit www.spotify.com.