Students are notoriously strapped for cash—that's why student discounts are often lifesavers, allowing those on a limited budget to make the most of their budget. Well, Hulu and Spotify, two of the biggest streaming services out there, just made getting your entertainment more affordable.
If you had to choose between TV and music, what would you pick? Hulu and Spotify are saying you can have both with their new bundle for the super low price of $4.99. According to The Verge, the two companies partnered to offer an education discount, where you get Spotify's existing student plan for $4.99, and a Hulu subscription (with ads, normally $7.99) is essentially free.
If you already have Spotify Premium for Students, you can activate Hulu now. And if you already have Hulu, too, you can merge that with your Spotify account (though add ons will still be add ons—sorry Hulu HBO subscribers).
But there's plenty of non premium stuff to check out on Hulu—though we're partial to the HGTV lineup and Golden Girls reruns. The Mindy Project's final season starts up soon (Tuesday, September 12 in fact!), and if you haven't watched The Handmaid's Tale, now's the time—they're up for a bunch of Emmys. Or if you want to get down with some Saturday morning cartoons, we rounded up a bunch for you.
If you're not a student, don't fret: a bundle could be coming for you, too. The Verge writes:
But this is just the beginning of what sounds like a major partnership between the two companies, and soon it will expand to include all consumers in some form — not just students. Spotify and Hulu describe the education deal as a "first step" in bundling their services together and promise "offerings targeted at the broader market to follow." Two popular services are trying to create an irresistible combo.