Premium for Students

With Premium for Students, you can get 50% off a Premium subscription for a whole year! You can renew every 12 months (up to 3 times), as long as you’re eligible.

What’s more, you can also get access to Hulu Limited Commercials and SHOWTIME for no extra cost!

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If you’re currently enrolled at an accredited college or university, you can apply for the Student discount today.

Note: It’s currently not possible to pay for the student discount with PayPal or with a Spotify gift card, and you can't apply additional discounts such as Premium for Family.

Once you’ve successfully signed up to the Student discount, you can activate your Hulu Limited Commercials and Showtime accounts. 

Note: This offer is not compatible with the Hulu No Commercials or Live TV plans, or with any Hulu premium add-ons.

New to Hulu or SHOWTIME?

You can create a Hulu or SHOWTIME account when you activate the offer. 

Already using Hulu or SHOWTIME? 

You can connect your existing Hulu Limited Commercials or Showtime accounts, but you’ll need to switch your billing to Spotify to activate the offer. 

To switch your Hulu billing to Spotify, you just need to agree to the switch during sign up.

To switch your SHOWTIME billing to Spotify:

  1. Cancel your existing subscription with SHOWTIME.
  2. Wait for your subscription with SHOWTIME to expire. 
  3. Activate your access to SHOWTIME through your Spotify account page (under Your Services).

FAQ

What happens if I cancel, or when my Student plan expires?

Your Spotify account will revert to Spotify Premium for $9.99 / month, and you will no longer have access to Hulu or SHOWTIME through your Spotify subscription. 

But you can choose to add Hulu Limited Commercials to the standard Premium rate for a total cost of $12.99/month. For more information, check out Premium and Hulu

I connected the wrong account, what do I do?

If you connected to either the wrong Spotify or Hulu/SHOWTIME account, you need to cancel the subscription and resubscribe with the correct account.

My Hulu or SHOWTIME activation didn’t work.

We recommend waiting 24 hours, then reactivating. Just log in to your account page and select Your Services in the menu on the left.

Already have Premium?

That’s cool! The discounted rate will automatically begin on your next billing date. You can check the status of your subscription at any time.

Note: If you subscribed through any other company than Spotify (e.g. with your internet/mobile provider or iTunes), you need to cancel your existing subscription with them before signing up.

Need help?

If we’re unable to verify your student ID, you won’t be eligible to claim the Student discount. Please make sure:

  • You haven’t already claimed the discount on another Spotify account. Find other accounts.
  • Your school is listed. If you didn’t see your school in the list during sign up, we're afraid you're not eligble right now. 
  • You haven’t exceeded the 4-year limit. The discount lasts 12 months at a time, with the option to renew a maximum of 3 times as long as you're eligible. After 4 years, you're no longer eligible. 

We use SheerID to verify your student credentials, so if you’re still having trouble signing up you can get in touch with them.

You can also submit for manual verification (this can take up to 3 working days to process). For more info, check out SheerID FAQs.

No. You are entitled to only one account with the student discount at a time, and that discount lasts for 12 months even if you cancel the subscription or close the account.

If you want to apply your student discount to another account, you need to wait until 12 months have elapsed since you first signed up for it on your current account.

You can! If you’re enrolled with a university that’s eligible for our Student discount, you can take advantage even if you’re abroad.

Your account’s country settings need to match the country of your university, and your payment method needs to have also been issued in that same country. For help with this, check out country settings.

If your college/university doesn’t appear on the list provided, you can request SheerID to get it added. Just fill in this form and SheerID will email you if it’s accepted to the approved list. 

Note: This process can take a minimum of 30 days. 

Need more help?

To manage your payments or cancel the subscription, log in to your Spotify account page. For any issues related to streaming on Spotify, check out our support site.

For any issues related to your Hulu account or service, check out the Hulu support site.

For any issues related to your SHOWTIME account or service, check out the SHOWTIME support site.
 

Last updated: 06 September, 2018