Economy

Hulu and Spotify offer a bundled subscription for $12.99 per month

Hulu and Spotify offer a bundled subscription for $12.99 per month

In the world of streaming services, Spotify's the top dog when it comes to music and Hulu's one of the most popular for TV/movies. Spotify Premium, now with Hulu will be available to everyone this summer.

While they're still 30m ahead, Spotify isn't taking any chances: Yesterday they announced a new discounted bundle deal with Hulu.

For just $12.99/month, you'll get access to Spotify Premium and Hulu's base plan that includes limited commercials. Paying for both services separately would set you back about $18 " $9.99 for Spotify Premium and $7.99 for Hulu. Any of the 71 million people now paying for Spotify Premium (in the US) will get the chance to trial Hulu for three months for just 99 cents, after which the subscription price will go up to $3 a month (on top of the Spotify subscription).

Spotify and Hulu have come up with a package, coming in at $12.99 United States dollars. Spotify's terms said that users who bill their monthly subscription through Apple's App Store or Google Play are not eligible to receive the discounted Hulu add-on. "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, Head of Distribution and Partnerships at Hulu. You can even make recipe "playlists" to share with friends and family (slightly more appealing than the "mid-2000s party jamz" playlist you shared last week on Spotify). Subscribers will gain access to Hulus growing on-demand library of award-winning original series. If you don't already have a Spotify account, you can sign up through Spotify and select the "Spotify Premium, now with Hulu" option.

Spotify transformed music listening forever when we launched in 2008. The company has been hiring executives who specialize in hardware at the same time rivals Apple, YouTube parent Alphabet and Amazon are selling new home speakers.