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Spotify $4.99 Student Tier Now Includes Showtime, Hulu

image from pmcvariety.files.wordpress.comSpotify has added a free Showtime streaming subscription to its $4.99 Premium Student tier.  The streamer added a free Hulu subscription to the student tier last year.  The new offer is available to both new and existing student subscribers; and there is a 99 cents free trial, as well.

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Just in time for the new school year, Spotify has added Showtime to its low cost Premium Student subscription package. Bought separately, the Spotify + Showtime + Hulu $4.99 per month student deal would cost almost $30 monthly. 

“Spotify Premium has just changed the content game for students. By joining forces with Showtime  and continuing our relationship with Hulu, Spotify Premium is now able to give students a complete world of music and video content, shows and film,” said Spotify chief premium officer Alex Norström in a statement. “Never before have students had this level of streaming entertainment options, at this unprecedented value, all in one package.”

Lower Royalties?

How much of the $4.99 is returned to artists, labels and music publishers and how much Showtime and Hulu recieve is unclear.  Spotify statements that we've seen do not break out payments from plays on the student tier.

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