It’s five years since Spotify launched its first physical music concerts for its flagship hip-hop playlist ‘RapCaviar’.
Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: Apple wants to launch a new model of paying for music, and major labels are ‘wary’ of the implications. No, you haven’t […]
Spotify launched its first bundled subscription with video-streaming service Hulu in the US in September 2017, for $4.99 a month. The company later rolled it out as a $12.99-a-month option for all American customers in April 2018, then dropped the price to $9.99 a month in March this year.
Now a surprise: Spotify has ended the ability of anyone except students to sign up for a combined Spotify/Hulu subscription. “It’s no longer possible to sign up to this deal unless you’re eligible for the student discount,” explains a page on Spotify’s support website.
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Up from the 36 seasons… Hulu has commissioned 10 episodes of Wu-Tang: An American Saga, a new drama series around legendary hip-hop act Wu-Tang Clan.
It’s nearly a year since Spotify launched a $5-a-month package for students in the US that included a subscription to video-streaming service Hulu as well as its own music offering. Now the Spotify Premium for Students bundle is getting bigger, adding in a subscription to TV network Showtime.
Video-streaming service Hulu has announced its latest milestone: 17 million subscribers. That’s up from 12 million in May 2016, which means the service has averaged just 263,000 net new subscribers a month over that period.
Compare that to Netflix, which has been adding around five million subscribers a quarter in recent times, albeit with a global footprint rather than Hulu’s more US-focused business.
In the US, Netflix ended last September with 51.4 million subscribers, which is a better comparison to Hulu. However, the latter has more metrics which paint a positive picture of its business.
Yes, that headline sounds like a contradiction, but what’s happening with streaming TV service Hulu does make sense.
By which we mean services that stream traditional cable channels over the internet – obviously, both YouTube and Hulu are already streaming ‘TV’ to people.
Hulu has confirmed its plans to offer both live and recorded shows from a bundle of channels belonging to its co-owners 21st Century Fox, the Walt Disney Company and NBCUniversal, with a likely cost of $40 per month for subscribers.