14 votes

All Spotify Premium Users Now Get Free Hulu

14 comments

  1. [8]
    dubteedub Link
    I have been doing the Spotify / Hulu discount bundle for awhile now and thought it was a great deal. It is really nice that my monthly costs are going to go down a few bucks with this announcement.

    I have been doing the Spotify / Hulu discount bundle for awhile now and thought it was a great deal. It is really nice that my monthly costs are going to go down a few bucks with this announcement.

    6 votes
    1. [7]
      Jehosephat Link Parent
      I've been thinking about doing spotify premium lately, not sure I want (commercial) Hulu enough to pay for it though. How has your experience been?

      I've been thinking about doing spotify premium lately, not sure I want (commercial) Hulu enough to pay for it though. How has your experience been?

      1 vote
      1. [6]
        dubteedub Link Parent
        I have been paying for Spotify premium since 2010/2011. I really love it. I have dozens of playlists saved going back years. The weekly discover playlists are usually very on point with finding...

        I have been paying for Spotify premium since 2010/2011. I really love it. I have dozens of playlists saved going back years. The weekly discover playlists are usually very on point with finding new bands and songs that I like. There is also a weekly release radar playlist that sends me new music from artists that Spotify already knows that I enjoy. I can't recommend it enough really.

        The only downside I have found is that I hit the 10,000 saved songs maximum a year or two ago. That meant that I had to go back and "unsave" a bunch of albums and songs that I no longer cared to listen to, but it was a nice excuse to listen to all the music I had saved over the years.

        Hulu is a nice plus to add on. There are some good shows and movies on there that I watch, particularly the Good Place and AP Bio. There is also a large anime selection if that is your thing.

        4 votes
        1. [5]
          Deimos Link Parent
          That 10,000 collection limit was the main reason I switched off Spotify (to Google Music) a few years ago. I like to add everything I enjoy so that I can just hit shuffle on my whole collection as...

          That 10,000 collection limit was the main reason I switched off Spotify (to Google Music) a few years ago. I like to add everything I enjoy so that I can just hit shuffle on my whole collection as a way to pick something to listen to. I usually just shuffle everything until it lands on something that catches my interest that day, and then I'll switch to listening to that artist/genre for a while.

          I think you can get around it by splitting up your collection into multiple playlists (since it seems like each playlist has a separate 10,000 limit), but it was more annoying to do that and still ruined the "shuffle everything I like" possibility.

          3 votes
          1. [4]
            dubteedub Link Parent
            Yeah, it was pretty frustrating to me when it happened the first time, but I recognize that it is an issue that a really small minority of Spotify users will likely run into, that for the average...

            Yeah, it was pretty frustrating to me when it happened the first time, but I recognize that it is an issue that a really small minority of Spotify users will likely run into, that for the average it should not really make a difference.

            As far as switching to Google music, were you able to import any of your saved playlists or music or did you have to start from scratch? For me having nearly a decade of saved music in Spotify, it just seems onerous trying to jump to a new platform at this point.

            2 votes
            1. [3]
              Deimos Link Parent
              I used some kind of service to transfer my collection/playlists over, but I can't remember which specific one it was any more (and there might be better ones that have shown up in the years since...

              I used some kind of service to transfer my collection/playlists over, but I can't remember which specific one it was any more (and there might be better ones that have shown up in the years since I did it). I know I've heard people mention Soundiiz for doing this, but I don't have any personal experience with it.

              2 votes
              1. arghdos Link Parent
                IIRC, we used Soundiiz for the export of playlists from Spotify to various other services for /r/listentothis' best of playlists last year. @Amarok would know more. It worked pretty well AFAIK.

                IIRC, we used Soundiiz for the export of playlists from Spotify to various other services for /r/listentothis' best of playlists last year. @Amarok would know more. It worked pretty well AFAIK.

                2 votes
              2. Amarok Link Parent
                Soundiiz can do it. The only service it couldn't connect to when I used it last year was Apple music. I used a free 3-day trial account (and cancelled before paying) for the l2t bestofs. It had no...

                Soundiiz can do it. The only service it couldn't connect to when I used it last year was Apple music. I used a free 3-day trial account (and cancelled before paying) for the l2t bestofs. It had no problems except the playlists ported to youtube were a bit wonky because ye random cat video may have had a name/track that matched an artist. The copies from Spotify to Tidal, Deezer, and Google Play went just fine except for the occasional missing artist.

                It actually has batch jobs and some fairly interesting programmatic features. One could use this to keep collections and playlists synched across almost all streaming services.

                2 votes
  2. [2]
    balooga Link
    Offer doesn't apply to Spotify Premium for Family plans, for some reason.

    Offer doesn't apply to Spotify Premium for Family plans, for some reason.

    2 votes
    1. hamstergeddon Link Parent
      Seeing as how the account overview page says "As a part of Premium for Family you will get all of the Premium benefits but at a lower cost.", I really hope this is an oversight!

      Seeing as how the account overview page says "As a part of Premium for Family you will get all of the Premium benefits but at a lower cost.", I really hope this is an oversight!

      3 votes
  3. RapidEyeMovement Link
    Can I just get Spotify Premium cheaper instead of getting Hulu for free? Cause that's what I want.

    Can I just get Spotify Premium cheaper instead of getting Hulu for free? Cause that's what I want.

    2 votes
  4. [2]
    Micycle_the_Bichael Link
    Looking at the article and a quick google search I can't find information about this but also to be completely transparent I have a nasty cold and my brain is so foggy it looks like a scene from...

    Looking at the article and a quick google search I can't find information about this but also to be completely transparent I have a nasty cold and my brain is so foggy it looks like a scene from Steven King's "The Mist". Is there a discount/bundle for Spotify Premium + Hulu Plus (the commercial free option).

    1 vote
    1. hamstergeddon Link Parent
      Heres' the actual post from Spotify itself. That links off to your services page Although apparently if you have a family plan it doesn't seem to work :/

      Heres' the actual post from Spotify itself. That links off to your services page

      Although apparently if you have a family plan it doesn't seem to work :/

      2 votes
  5. guywithhair Link
    I got Hulu with the Spotify student discount, and finally took a look at Hulu once I got bored of netflix/didn't have anything on there I wanted to watch. Honestly, I like Hulu. I use it more than...

    I got Hulu with the Spotify student discount, and finally took a look at Hulu once I got bored of netflix/didn't have anything on there I wanted to watch.

    Honestly, I like Hulu. I use it more than spotify right now, just because it has shows like Brooklyn Nine Nine, The Good Place, Community (you can see what kind of shows I like), and a couple others.

    Commercial breaks are annoying for sure. Technically, I don't see the commercials but just a black screen for 45 seconds for some strange reason (this is after turning off adblockers). Frankly though, it doesn't bother me that much. It's a couple extra minutes of my time; if I can't spare 4 extra minutes per tv show, then I probably shouldn't be watching TV anyway. I'll probably keep using it just because they have continuously add new content, e.g., some shows will post an episode the day after it airs.

    But seriously, if I can get 90% of my media entertainment for $10/month, then I don't have much to complain about tbh. Streaming services have been great for shaking up the market, but that golden age is probably past already - we've all noticed Netflix's price are taking an upward trend.

    1 vote