Amazon Prime, which in itself bundles together package shipping, music streaming, premium TV shows, and the use of many other services, also allows its customers to purchase subscriptions to video services like Showtime and Starz through a discounted bundle. For $5 per month, students can have the equivalent of a $10 Spotify Premium subscription bundled with a $8 Hulu subscription.
This offer is open to undergraduate students, enrolled in a U.S. Title IV accredited college or university in the United States. Added Tim Connolly, senior vp and head of distribution and partnerships at Hulu, "by bundling our enormous catalogues of content toether in a single, highly compelling offer, we're making it easier for people to enjoy all of hte TV and music they love, whenever and wherever they want".
If you're already an existing Spotify Premium for Students subscriber, you're eligible for this as well.
"To qualify for the bundle rate, you will need to have your student status verified by SheerID, which means recent grads who still have their ".edu" emails are out of luck. The only other requirements are that you're 18 years old or above and that you sign up for either Spotify or Hulu directly through those companies.
This is the first time that Spotify has teamed with an entertainment service for this type of bundle. However, both companies have offered a glimmer of hope for those of us who left our respective college campuses long ago.
Normally, a Hulu membership would run subscribers $7.99 a month.
With Hulu, Spotify could fend off Apple Music's push into providing original video content on its music platform.
But this is just the beginning of what sounds like a major partnership between the two companies, and soon it will expand to include all consumers in some form - not just students. In the future, this offer could reach the border public.