Over the past few years, Spotify has established itself as the largest and most popular music streaming service. Spotify’s popularity continues to surge as it eclipsed 172 million premium subscribers in 2021.
As streaming services continue to compete for your attention, there’s one thing you should expect: more bundles. With the success of others — like the Disney Bundle — it’s easy to see why they’re all the rage. The Disney Bundle includes Disney+, ESPN+, and Hulu for $13.99/mo.
Music lovers will be excited to know that the Hulu and Spotify bundle goes beyond just streaming shows and movies. Together with Spotify’s premium subscription, you’ll get free Hulu with Spotify, all for an affordable monthly cost. But there’s one major caveat. Keep reading to find out how to get the Spotify bundle.
What is the Hulu and Spotify Premium bundle?
By signing up for the Spotify Premium Student bundle, you’ll get Spotify Premium, Hulu Basic, and even Showtime. The Hulu and Spotify student discount bundle is one of the best deals out there — it combines a music streaming service, a video streaming service, and a premium subscription. It’s exclusively available for students for up to four years.
There are other Spotify plans like Spotify Duo ($12.99/mo.) and Spotify Family ($15.99/mo.), but they don’t come with Hulu and Showtime like Spotify Student does. Spotify Premium typically costs $9.99/mo. after your first free month. However, if you’re a student, you qualify for Spotify Premium Student for only $4.99/mo. Here’s what you get.
What is Spotify Premium?
Spotify boasts one of the largest music libraries in all of streaming, with over 70 million tracks. And with Spotify Premium, you’ll gain full access to every song, podcast, and more without commercial interruption, not to mention unlimited skips and replays. You also have the ability to download an unlimited number of tracks for offline use, which is perfect for travel and saving data.
Hulu’s basic plan typically costs $6.99/mo. and contains thousands of episodes and movie titles. Compared to other streaming giants out there, Hulu’s base package is one of the most affordable. However, there are a few limitations. For instance, Hulu basic is ad-supported and won’t let you download titles for offline viewing. So, if you want to enjoy the best of Hulu, you’ll need to be within reach of a Wi-Fi or mobile data connection. You’re also limited to two streams at once.
The Spotify Premium Student bundle also tosses in Showtime. Similar to HBO and Starz, Showtime is a premium channel that offers tons of popular blockbuster movies, documentaries, and original content. There are quite a few fan-favorite series like Billions, Homeland, Kidding, and Shameless within its catalog. Movies available through the service include A Most Violent Year, Ex-Machina, Four Brothers,, Room, and The Wolf of Wall Street. You’ll also get some sports coverage with Showtime Sports, which broadcasts live championship boxing alongside commentary shows like All the Smoke with Jamie Foxx.
Am I Eligible for the Hulu and Spotify Premium Bundle?
The Spotify Premium Student deal is only available to subscribers who meet certain qualifications. In order to be eligible, you must:
- Be a student enrolled in any U.S. Title IV accredited college or university
- Age 18 or older
You can renew your subscription each year you’re in school, for up to four years total. If you graduate or leave school after renewal, your subscription will continue for up to 12 months, after which you’ll need to convert to a standard Premium account.
How Much do I Save with the Hulu and Spotify Premium Bundle?
Spotify offers a few plans for you to choose from. A free ad-supported plan is available if you’re not interested in opening your wallet. But for the best features, you’ll need to pay for a premium plan. Each of Spotify’s subscriptions come with one month free for new subscribers.
Spotify Individual costs $9.99/mo. and gives you a completely ad-free experience with offline features. If you’re sharing with a friend or family member, then there’s Spotify Duo for $12.99/mo. You’ll get 2 premium accounts along with an additional shared playlist that comprises both of your favorite tracks. The best option for large households is Spotify Family, priced at $15.99/mo. Spotify Family has 6 premium accounts, comes with a joint family playlist, and lets you block explicit songs.
Hulu’s basic, ad-supported plan costs $6.99/mo., and Showtime is $10.99/mo. That means one person with the Spotify Premium Student bundle gets a $27.97/mo. value for $4.99/mo.
How to Get the Spotify Student Discount
Spotify Premium Student is the only plan that offers the Spotify bundle as referenced above. To take advantage of it, you’ll need to be a student at a college or university. It costs $4.99/mo. and gives you all the best of Spotify Premium, in addition to Hulu and Showtime.
How Do I Sign Up for the Hulu and Spotify Premium Bundle?
To take advantage of the Spotify Premium Student bundle, you’ll need to first make sure you already have the Spotify Premium Student plan. To sign up, visit spotify.com and click “Premium” in the top menu bar. From there, select “View Plans” and click “Get Started” under the Student option. If you already have a free account with Spotify, simply login to your account and tap the “Upgrade” button.
You’ll next be directed to a page where you’ll need to fill out a series of fields. This is where you’ll also need to verify your college or university, which Spotify does through a third-party service called SheerID. Once verified, add your payment information, and you’re all set.
Connect Spotify Account to Hulu
Once you’ve signed up for Spotify Premium Student, you’ll need to take a few additional steps to activate or connect your Hulu account.
If you don’t already have a Hulu account:
- Go to your Spotify Account page (under your Profile in the top right menu).
- In your Account Overview section, select “Activate Hulu.”
- Follow the prompts and fill out any necessary information to activate your Hulu account.
- Log into Hulu with your Spotify account credentials.
If you already have a Hulu account:
- Make sure it’s not billed through a third-party such as Disney+. If it is, you’ll need to cancel and connect a new Hulu account.
- Make sure you’re using the same email for both your Spotify and Hulu accounts. If not, change your Hulu email to match the one you used for Spotify.
- Follow the same steps outlined above to connect your accounts.
Follow similar steps to activate your Showtime account through Spotify. If you already have a Showtime account, you’ll need to cancel it first.
What if I Want to Cancel?
Canceling your Spotify Premium plan is simple. Just make sure that you’re logged into your account, locate your plan in the Account Overview section, and select “Change Plan.” Then, scroll down to Spotify Free and tap “Cancel Premium” After that, confirm your decision, and your premium subscription will be canceled.
Note that your subscription won’t officially end until after the billing cycle is complete. So, if you cancel in the middle of the month, you’ll have the rest of the month to enjoy your premium subscription.
The Final Cut
Spotify delivers the beats, whether you’re seeking free music or a premium ad-free subscription. But if you want to bundle Spotify with Hulu and Showtime, it’s only available with the Premium Student plan. If you’re not a student, you’re unfortunately unable to get the bundle. That said, Spotify has plenty of other plans to choose from. If nothing else, you can still listen to thousands of your favorite tracks with Spotify’s free app.
Check out all of Hulu’s bundles here.