LET’S TALK ABOUT SPOTIFY AND HULU

Do you think that streaming media are very costly? There's good news for you. Spotify and Hulu, both have collaborated to provide a joint subscription deal that is going to help you in saving some bucks.

Here's what you need to know about the partnership.

For premium subscribers of Spotify only

If you want to be eligible for the deal, you have to an existing customer of Spotify premium account. However, this rule is going to be changed soon as Spotify will make it open for all the customers worldwide.

Limitation of one particular plan of each service

Currently, you will only be given the option of Spotify premium and Hulu with a restricted number of commercials. You won’t qualify if you have Spotify’s premium subscription for the family whereas you aren’t eligible to have Hulu with no ads or Hulu with Live.

It's the same for current and new customers of Hulu

New arrivals to Hulu can also add the facility by enhancing their Spotify premium subscription to “Spotify premium, now with Hulu” subscription. It will join a 3-months initial Hulu subscription for just 99 cents. After that, the full regular and combined subscription price will be added. Apart from this, if you are already registered on Hulu limited commercial plans (without any additional benefits like HBO or Showtime) and you pay Hulu straight away for it, you can qualify for the combined offer.

It costs just $12.99 after the 3-months of a free trial. Alone, Spotify premium costs about $9.99 a month, Hulu with restricted commercials cost $7.99. And the combined plan is $12.99 which saves your $5 a month and $12 a year eventually. But the initial 3 months are inexpensive as in the first month, you’ll only pay $9.99 + $0.99 + tax, for second month, its $9.99 + fee, and finally, for the third month, you will pay $9.99 + tax and thereafter, every month you will have to pay $12.99 + tax.

Pay a single bill to Spotify

You won’t have to pay separate billing for Spotify and Hulu because once you switch over to the combined deal, you will just have to pay the amount mentioned above to Spotify. To pay to Spotify but you are registered on Hulu, you have to go through the settings and switch the payment method accordingly.

Hulu focusing on cutting down the costs

Hulu is paying attention to reduce the cost down for its entry-level and ad-supported facility of its customers. Hulu lowered the prices to $6 a month but increased in the number of Live TV add-ons. Hulu's Live service TV has reached about 2 million users and still adds a large number of users in every three months.

A better deal for students

It is a detailed version of the student deal Spotify and Hulu declared last year in which it is $4.99 a month for a student. If you are a student with a .edu at the end of your email, stick with the plan.

Shahzaib Hassan