Spotify Adds Free Showtime Subscription to $4.99 Student Tier

CREDIT Courtesy of Spotify

CREDIT Courtesy of Spotify

College students are getting at home entertainment hooked up thanks to Spotify, which just added Showtime to its $5-a-month Hulu bundle.

That bundle would eventually expand to all customers several months later, and cost $12.99 per month, but now another service is joining the student offering without hiking up the price. Today, Spotify made a decision to sweeten the deal further by announcing an upgrade to that plan that tosses Showtime in the mix.

According to The Verge, college students in the U.S. will have access to Spotify's updated Premium for Students plan which includes Spotify Premium ($10 per month), Hulu's limited commercial plan ($8 per month), and Showtime subscription ($11 per month).

Adding Hulu to the bundle already made it a no-brainer for most college students, but with Showtime, the value of the package increases exponentially. New users can snag three months for just $0.99. If you already subscribe to Spotify Premium for Students, visit that same link to upgrade your account and get Showtime at no additional cost.

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Spotify's premium plan for students is turning into such a great deal that I'm actually considering going back to school.

The offer is available to United States college students enrolled at Title IV accredited institutions; to sign up, head here.

That Showtime subscription, of course, means access to the network's on-demand library, but it also gives users access to Showtime's east and west coast live feeds. It'll be interesting to see if those companies respond by beefing up their own student offerings, so we'll keep an eye out for any activity regarding that.

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