Spotify and Hulu Update Student Deal to Include Showtime, All Bundled for $4.99/Month

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    Spotify and Hulu are further sweetening their student subscription offer by adding a monthly Showtime subscription into the mix, pricing everything at $0.99 for the first three months and $4.99 per month after (via The Verge). This means that eligible college students can get a Spotify Premium subscription ($9.99/month), Hulu With Limited Commercials subscription ($7.99/month), and a Showtime subscription ($10.99/month) for $4.99 per month.

    The updated student subscription is available beginning today and is open only to higher education students above the age of 18 who haven't already tried Spotify Premium. The offer will be live for just over one month, expiring on October 9, 2018. To verify your status as a student, Spotify uses a third party service called SheerID.

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    With the deal, users will be granted access to Showtime via Hulu's in-app premium network add-on feature. Of course, customers can also use their Hulu log-in information to gain access to the separate Showtime Anytime app on devices like iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV. For more information about the new student plan, check out Spotify's page right here.

    Spotify chief premium business officer told The Verge that its Hulu partnership has been "an overwhelming success."
    Spotify and Hulu originally partnered for a student plan back in September 2017, offering access to Spotify Premium and Hulu With Limited Commercials at $4.99 per month. Due to its popularity, the companies then expanded to offer a similar plan to all users in April 2018 at a price point of $12.99 per month. Showtime says it is "having conversations" about potentially joining the non-student bundle as well.

    Article Link: Spotify and Hulu Update Student Deal to Include Showtime, All Bundled for $4.99/Month
     
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    Well damn! That is a deal no matter how you look at it.
     
  3. GizmoDVD macrumors 68000

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    Great deal, but Showtime has nothing to watch so...
     
  4. michael31986 macrumors 68040

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    Isn't the spotify deal only for a year for students
     
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    No, it’s for a year and then you can continually renew it if you’re a student

    Or say you go to university for 1 month then dropout, as long as they’ve accepted you initially you get to keep your discount for the rest of the year
     
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    Homeland, Billions, The Affair...there's some pretty damn good options.

    Edit: earlier I mentioned True Detective, which is on HBO. It's been too damn long since a good season of it came out; I forgot which network carried it.
     
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    True Detective is on HBO....
     
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    Sadly it looks like it is the “Limited Commercial” option. This is a deal breaker for me.
     
  11. AutisticGuy macrumors member

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    Bye bye Apple Music, hello Showtime after hours! Ok, haven’t watched that is years, first thing that popped into my head....
     
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    I wondered what happened to Showtime actually. They used to be so big when Dexter was around but since then ...? It seems like they were kind of pushed aside by Streaming services
     
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    There's no option to pay more for commercial free Hulu. Bummer.
     
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    No — $7.99 plan
     
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    that's a damn good deal. i do wish the no commercial option was included. i'd love to see netflix, apple, and hbo get together to combat this.
     
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    Now that would be a powerhouse.
     
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    Yup I refuse to do ads anymore
     
  18. err404 macrumors 68020

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    If I read the terms correctly, previous Spotify users can still get the combo package for $4.99, but they are not eligible for the first three months at $.99.
     
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    Oh okay that makes more sense
     
  20. edgonzalez32 macrumors 6502

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    When you're cutting the cord there is plenty to watch. And honestly for 4.99 a month what is there to complain about?
     
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    Too bad Hulu doesn't work in most countries.
     
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    I agree refuse to use the ad supported Hulu it is premium or nothing so I don't have to see another stupid Cialis ad.
     
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    Students have much better things to do than watch Showtime rubbish.
     
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    Exactly. I wouldn't be surprised if a parent tries to argue Spotify/Hulu contributing to their kids' poor academic performance because instead of studying they were listening to music and watching shows due to this deal. That'd be something...
     
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    OT: Season 3 of True Detective looks fantastic, and way more like S1, at least tonally (and from what I get out of a 2 minute trailer).
     

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