By combining forces with Hulu, Spotify is able to offer its subscribers access to video - something it tried to tack on before through its own original video efforts, which largely flopped and were later scaled back.
The companies said they plan to make the offer available to consumers who don't now subscribe to Spotify later this summer. At the time, they hinted that a broader bundle would soon follow. However, Hulu is still not available to users based in the UK. The new service will give those users quicker access to playlists and more control over what's heard on top playlists, borrowing some features from the paid product.
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Hulu's standard U.S. packages are $7.99-per-month for "Limited Commercials" and $11.99-per-month for a completely ad-free experience - although it does offer a month's free trial to new users. The new bundle is initially available only to existing Spotify Premium subscribers in the USA, who also get a chance to try out Hulu for three months for just 99 cents.
Spotify and Hulu have partnered to offer a joint subscription to their music and television catalogues, as Spotify looks to keep up momentum a week after its public offering.
The company hopes to balloon its user base to 200 million by the end of this year, and it forecasts 96 million of those will be paid subscribers. The duo previously teamed up on a bundled plan just for students, but the new offering will eventually be available to a wider swath of consumers.
"Our student launch with Hulu was incredibly well received and we are excited to extend our reach by bringing Hulu to more of our Premium members in the USA", said Alex Norstrom, Chief Premium Business Officer at Spotify.