Spotify and Hulu Offer Single Bundle for Students


Robert Delcastillo, Staff Reporter

Spotify and Hulu recently announced that both of their streaming services will be combined into a single bundle for $4.99 per month for students. Spotify Premium for students is already at $4.99 a month, so the Hulu service is essentially complimentary.

Spotify Premium for Students, now with Hulu, is available to new and existing Spotify student subscribers who are currently enrolled in a U.S. Title IV accredited college or university in the United States, and above the age of 18.

If listeners already have Spotify Premium for Students, the Hulu addition can be activated as long as the student status is verified. However, if listeners are on a Spotify Premium for Family or paying for Spotify via a partner, they will need to cancel the existing subscription, then subscribe to the offer directly through Spotify.

If students have a Hulu subscription with premium network add-ons (e.g., HBO or Showtime), and are paying Hulu directly (not through a third party), then get this: the existing Hulu account can be merged into Spotify Premium for Students + Hulu for $4.99 per month. Otherwise, the existing Hulu subscription will need to be canceled and the offer purchased the via Spotify’s website.

Subscribers who opt to buy the bundle instead of the services individually will continue to use the brands’ existing apps, meaning there won’t be technology integration where Hulu shows would appear in Spotify’s app and vice versa.

Access to Premium with Hulu lasts 12 months from the date subscribed or last re-verified. After the 12-month period, students will be switched to regular Spotify Premium at $9.99 a month and lose access to Hulu.