Spotify has a new deal with Samsung… but so does YouTube


Spotify has been Samsung’s ‘go-to’ music-service provider since a deal struck last August. Now the two companies are expanding their partnership. Spotify’s app will now be pre-installed on “millions” of new Samsung mobile phones, including its new Galaxy S10 and Fold smartphones.

Meanwhile “eligible consumers with select Samsung devices in the US will qualify for six months of free Spotify Premium, redeemable in app” according to the streaming service. ‘Eligible’ meaning people who haven’t previously subscribed to Spotify or taken another trial or introductory offer. But wait: Spotify isn’t the only music-streaming subscription service trying to find new customers through Samsung devices.

YouTube also has a promotion underway with the new handset. “YouTube is giving Samsung Galaxy S10 customers a reason to celebrate by giving the gift of YouTube Premium! Starting today, users can enjoy four months of free, uninterrupted, ad-free access to YouTube, and our new music streaming service, YouTube Music,” it announced in a blog post, adding that the offer will be available globally where YouTube’s subscription service is available.

Written by: Stuart Dredge