Spotify is bringing greater than music to the ears of its premium subscribers.
“At the moment is the primary time that we’re providing a Hulu plan to the lots as a part of the $9.99 Spotify Premium subscription,” says Marc Hazan, world head of premium enterprise growth for the Swedish music-streaming great, in a press release launched Tuesday morning.
“As we push in the direction of making Spotify Premium a gateway to an even bigger world of leisure, we’re dedicated to discovering new methods to boost the general expertise for our Premium customers, and that is only the start.”
The small print had been dropped on Spotify’s official blog: US subscribers on the $9.99-a-month premium tier will obtain free subscriptions to the advert-supported layer of Hulu, which usually runs $5.99 a month. The Spotify-and-Hulu bundle’s $12.99 charge can also be slashed to $9.99.
The brand new combo deal makes Hulu’s catalog of 85,000 TV episodes binge-in a position for the roughly 20 million Spotify subscribers in America.
“Devour Hulu’s library of hit TV sequence and movies, present reveals from each main U.S. broadcast community, and acclaimed Hulu Originals to your coronary heart’s need at no additional cost,” the weblog put up says. “That’s proper; you might be getting Hulu on us.”
However, certainly, there’s a catch, proper? The deadline to join this “restricted amount” supply is June 10. Aside from that, there doesn’t seem like a lot of a drawback for customers, Rolling Stone reports.
“The streaming service’s option to layer on a video subscription without spending a dime is probably going fueled by continued cutthroat competitors within the music-streaming area, as some of its rivals construct out leisure choices on prime of music,” Amy X. Wang writes.
The merger of two streaming providers might place each to compete in opposition to YouTube and Apple’s music and video expansions.