Spotify Plans To Make App Better For Non-Subscribers

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However, they did not think thoroughly about the name for this package and so we ended up with Spotify Premium, Now With Hulu.

The new plan saves subscribers $4.99 a month: Hulu's "Limited Commercials" plan is $7.99 per month, and Spotify Premium is $9.99 per month.

Spotify has otherwise resisted calls to change the free service, insisting it needed a compelling offering to compete with YouTube, the world's most popular video site. The bundle is now available for Spotify Premium users, complete with a neat trial that further cuts the cost, and will extend to all users this summer. You will still be able to use them separately in their respective apps but billing will be through Spotify in just one account.

"Based on the outstanding performance of the Spotify and Hulu student package, it's clear that consumers love to combine their music and television experiences together", said Tim Connolly, SVP and head of distribution & partnerships at Hulu.

For the purposes of this guide, I'll try to stay away from Spotify's in-house playlists, not because they're not excellent (they are), but because this is about discovery, and Spotify's playlists are the most obvious picks that you could easily find on your own without my direction. Subscribers will gain access to Hulus growing on-demand library of award-winning original series.

The roll-out is gradual, with Spotify Premium subscribers getting first dibs and can start signing up today.

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The company is likely to reach over 200 million users this year although the majority pay nothing by taking advantage of the Swedish streaming services free package which offers limited access to its catalogue.

Today, we are the worlds largest global music streaming subscription service with a community of over 157 million users, including over 71 million Spotify Premium subscribers, across 65 markets.

Word has it that the free version of Spotify is poised for a major update. The free service generates customers that the company can steer into its paid offerings.

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