A New Money-Saving Spotify-Hulu Bundle Announced

Thursday, 12 Apr, 2018

The companies have offered a similar package to college students starting previous year.

Spotify is working on wooing more customers to its free music service by making it easier to use.

Spotify on Wednesday announced a new bundle deal called "Spotify Premium, now with Hulu" that combines the two subscriptions for $12.99 per month. The new bundle is initially available only to existing Spotify Premium subscribers in the US, who also get a chance to try out Hulu for three months for just 99 cents.

One of the key differentiators with Spotify is that it not only has a subscription offering that gives users a vast library of music but also comes with a free, ad-supported offering.

Spotify offered a similar bundle deal with Hulu to students past year for $4.99-per-month, but is now expanding the package to its subscribers (and subsequently to its potential subscriber) in the US. That price gets you Spotify Premium and traditional, video-on-demand Hulu (with ads). In 2015, it began offering users a deal to add Showtime to their subscription for an extra $9 a month, which is $2 less than a standalone Showtime Anytime subscription.

The two companies have tested the waters on a bundle before, offering the same two services to students for just $4.99 per month previous year. Spotify is also looking to sweeten the deal by giving subscribers Hulu for 99 cents a month for the first three months of their subscriptions before raising the price. Combined, the two companies are bundling their services for $12.99 a month, just $3 more than paying for Spotify as a standalone.

Hulu is growing, too, thanks to popular original series like The Handmaid's Tale.

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.