(UPDATED) Following the lead of other mobile carriers Sprint has partnered with Spotify for music. But while the partnership offers the usual discount services, Sprint, the 3rd largest carrier in the U.S, goes a step further with the introduction of Sprint Sound Sessions which adds downloads, FM radio and more to Spotify.
Sprint Sound Sessions includes:
Spotify – Sprint is giving customers access to Spotify’s catalogue of more than 20 million songs. Spotify allows users to play music on demand, create playlists, discover new music, share tracks with their friends, listen to songs offline, and listen to music without ads across multiple devices.
Sprint Music Plus – Sprint’s official music store and player for music tracks, albums, ringtones and ringback tones.
Music Live – "an immersive and interactive experience that is continuously updated with the latest music news, current hits, new music and featured services. The “always-on” live experience enables customers to discover and engage with services that include Spotify, Music News Feed, Top Songs, NextRadio (FM Radio) – Music Downloads, Ringback Tones, Ringtones and ID-a-Song services."
NextRadio – an application for listening to local FM broadcasts on customers’ smartphones.
Spotify pricing - 6 months free:
Sprint will offer six months free of Spotify Premium for all new and existing postpaid Sprint customers (excluding Corporate Liable) who are on a Sprint Framily plan and have an Android smartphone, iPhone, Windows 8/8.1 smartphone, including the groundbreaking HTC One (M8) Harman Kardon edition. Customers not on a Framily plan can enjoy Spotify free for three months.
For Framily members: after six months of free Spotify Premium, members pay a monthly promotional price of $7.99 (1-5 users) or $4.99 (6-10 users) for 18 months, depending on the number of Spotify Premium users in their Framily. After 24 months customers pay the standard Spotify price (currently $9.99 per month).