Spotify Premium is improving the company’s ‘Premium for Students’ plan by adding two partners, Hulu and Showtime. For a total of $4.99 per month, Spotify Premium for Students subscribers will now have access to an expansive selection of entertainment content, including a Spotify Premium subscription; a Hulu Limited Commercials subscription; and a subscription to the Showtime streaming service.
With the addition of Showtime to the plan, students will have unlimited on demand access to thousands of hours of Showtime programming, including the latest episodes and entire seasons of original series like Shameless, Homeland, Who is America?, The Chi, Billions, Ray Donovan, SMILF, The Affair, and Twin Peaks. There’s also the upcoming comedy series Kidding starring Jim Carrey and the limited series Escape at Dannemora directed by Ben Stiller. Spotify Premium for Students subscribers will also have access to the live telecast of the network’s East and West Coast feeds, as well as box-office hit movies, comedy specials, provocative documentaries and sports programming including boxing. Showtime stated that the combined price would be $28.97 a month, but it will only be $4.99 a month for students.
Alex Norström, Chief Premium Officer, Spotify, added, “Spotify Premium has just changed the content game for students. By joining forces with SHOWTIME and continuing our relationship with Hulu, Spotify Premium is now able to give students a complete world of music and video content, shows and film. This latest offer for U.S. students – both the millions already on Spotify Premium and those who are new – really is huge. Never before have students had this level of streaming entertainment options, at this unprecedented value, all in one package.”
“Our goal is to continue to make SHOWTIME accessible to subscribers wherever they are consuming content,” said Tom Christie, Chief Operating Officer, Showtime Networks Inc. “By partnering with Spotify, we are offering college students in the U.S. an opportunity to subscribe to SHOWTIME at an unparalleled price, giving them access to award-winning, critically-acclaimed, compelling programming. We can now reach a new group of subscribers by bringing the SHOWTIME streaming service to Spotify’s passionate users.”
This offer is open to students, enrolled in a U.S. Title IV accredited college or university in the United States. Visit spotify.com/us/student to learn more about the bundle and eligibility requirements and to sign up. Existing Spotify Premium for Student subscribers should access their Spotify accounts to upgrade their plan to include both Hulu and Showtime, for $4.99 per month.
Spotify Premium launched the US student bundle with Hulu in September 2017 for $4.99 per month, which includes the $7.99 per month subscription fee for Hulu’s Limited Commercials plan.