Press Release back to list

Spotify Premium Uplevels its U.S. Student Plan: Now Adding SHOWTIME

Spotify Premium now brings U.S. College students an industry-best world of music, movies and television from both Hulu and SHOWTIME for only $4.99 a month

NEW YORK – August 29, 2018 - Starting today, Spotify Premium is uplevelling its ‘Premium for Students’ plan with two partners  - Hulu and now SHOWTIME - to provide a world of entertainment for U.S. college students. For a total of $4.99 per month, Spotify Premium for Students subscribers will now have access to an expansive selection of entertainment content: a Spotify Premium subscription, which offers unlimited and on-demand access to all of Spotify’s music and podcasts, a Hulu Limited Commercials subscription*, which offers the largest streaming library of current and fan-favorite hits, and award winning Hulu Originals; and a subscription to the SHOWTIME streaming service with access to its award-winning, top-rated programming.

With the addition of SHOWTIME to the plan, students will have unlimited on demand access to thousands of hours of SHOWTIME programming, including the latest episodes and entire seasons of original series SHAMELESS, HOMELAND, WHO IS AMERICA?, THE CHI, BILLIONS, RAY DONOVAN, SMILF, THE AFFAIR, TWIN PEAKS, the upcoming comedy series KIDDING starring Jim Carrey and the limited series ESCAPE AT DANNEMORA directed by Ben Stiller. Spotify Premium for Students subscribers will also have access to the live telecast of the network's East and West Coast feeds, as well as box-office hit movies, comedy specials, provocative documentaries and hard-hitting sports programming including SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING®.

The Spotify Premium offer is one of a kind, providing the best in entertainment with a combined monthly value of $28.97 – but available for just $4.99 a month for students. In bringing Spotify, Hulu, and SHOWTIME together in one offering, Spotify is now able to offer students access to the world’s best music, TV, and movie content. Spotify’s goal in this improved offering is, as always, to bring more premium content to more people in more ways, and to make sure that the best in entertainment is accessible to everyone.

Alex Norström, Chief Premium Officer, Spotify, commented:

“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. This latest offer for U.S. students - both the millions already on Spotify Premium and those who are new - really is huge. Never before have students had this level of streaming entertainment options, at this unprecedented value, all in one package.”

Spotify Premium for Students is now available to new and existing Spotify student subscribers, the majority of which are already enjoying Hulu’s popular Limited Commercials streaming library  as part of their plan. In order to sign up, students should simply go to where they can learn how to get access to Spotify Premium, Hulu and SHOWTIME for only $4.99 a month. And to make the entertainment package even more unprecedented in value, for students new to Spotify Premium, Spotify is offering the service for just $0.99 for the first three months.

“Our goal is to continue to make SHOWTIME accessible to subscribers wherever they are consuming content,” said Tom Christie, Chief Operating Officer, Showtime Networks Inc. “By partnering with Spotify, we are offering college students in the U.S. an opportunity to subscribe to SHOWTIME at an unparalleled price, giving them access to award-winning, critically-acclaimed, compelling programming. We can now reach a new group of subscribers by bringing the SHOWTIME streaming service to Spotify’s passionate users.”

In addition to SHOWTIME, student Premium subscribers will continue to enjoy access to Hulu’s library of acclaimed Original Series, including the Emmy® and Golden Globe Award-winning series The Handmaid’s Tale, The Looming Tower, Marvel’s Runaways and Castle Rock; as well as current season television like This is Us and Rick & Morty, hit movies and exclusive library series, including Family Guy, Lost, 30 Rock, Seinfeld, ER and more.

How To Subscribe

This offer is open to students, enrolled in a U.S. Title IV accredited college or university in the United States. Visit to learn more about the bundle and eligibility requirements and to sign up.  Existing Spotify Premium for Student subscribers should access their Spotify accounts to upgrade their plan to include both Hulu and Showtime, for $4.99 per month.

Spotify Premium launched the US student bundle with Hulu in September 2017 for $4.99 per month, which includes the $7.99 per month subscription fee for Hulu’s Limited Commercials plan.


About Spotify

Spotify transformed music listening forever when we launched in 2008.  

Our mission is to unlock the potential of human creativity by giving a million creative artists the opportunity to live off their art and billions of fans the opportunity to enjoy and be inspired by these creators. Everything we do is driven by our love for music.  

Discover, manage, and share over 35 million tracks for free, or upgrade to Spotify Premium to access exclusive features including offline mode, improved sound quality, Spotify Connect and ad-free listening.

Today, we are the world’s largest music streaming subscription service with a community of over 180 million users, including over 83 million Spotify Premium subscribers, across 65 markets.

For more information, images, or to contact the press team, please head over to our press page at


Showtime Networks Inc. (SNI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of CBS Corporation, owns and operates the premium television networks SHOWTIME®, THE MOVIE CHANNEL and FLIX®, and also offers SHOWTIME ON DEMAND®, THE MOVIE CHANNEL ON DEMAND and FLIX ON DEMAND®, and the network's authentication service SHOWTIME ANYTIME®. Showtime Digital Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of SNI, operates the stand-alone streaming service SHOWTIME®. SHOWTIME is currently available to subscribers via cable, DBS and telco providers, and as a stand-alone streaming service through Amazon, Apple®, Google, LG Smart TVs, Oculus Go, Roku®, Samsung and Xbox One. Consumers can also subscribe to SHOWTIME via Amazon’s Prime Video Channels, DirecTV Now, FuboTV, Hulu, Sling TV, Sony PlayStation Vue, and YouTube TV or on SNI also manages Smithsonian Networks, a joint venture between SNI and the Smithsonian Institution, which offers Smithsonian Channel, and offers Smithsonian Earththrough SN Digital LLC. SNI markets and distributes sports and entertainment events for exhibition to subscribers on a pay-per-view basis through SHOWTIME PPV. For more information, go to

About Hulu

Hulu is a leading premium streaming service that offers instant access to live and on demand channels, original series and films, and a premium library TV and movies to more than 20 million subscribers in the U.S. Since its launch in 2008, Hulu has consistently been at the forefront of entertainment and technology.  Hulu is the only streaming service that offers both ad-supported and commercial-free current season shows from the largest U.S. broadcast networks; libraries of hit TV series and films; and acclaimed Hulu Originals including Emmy® and Golden Globe Award-winning series The Handmaid’s Tale, The Looming Tower, Future Man, Marvel’s Runaways, The Path, Castle Rock and Golden Globe® nominated comedy Casual, as well as upcoming series The First, Catch-22 and Little Fires Everywhere. In 2017, Hulu added live news, entertainment and sports from 21st Century Fox, The Walt Disney Company, NBCUniversal, CBS Corporation, The CW, Turner Networks, A+E Networks and Scripps Networks Interactive to its offering – making it the only TV service that brings together live, on-demand, originals, and library content all in one place, across living room and mobile devices.


Spotify or Jennifer Mylett


Aly Sands



Nicolette Hamm




Alysia Sands