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Spotify links up with Hulu to offer students 2 for 1 deal

Students enrolled at eligible institutions can now get Spotify Premium for students and access to Hulu all for $4.99 per month.

Spotify Premium for students alone is normally $4.99 per month, so you’re pretty much getting Hulu for free.

The Hulu subscription is the limited commercials plan, although personally the commercials don’t get in the way of the content too much.

Music, TV and movies — all for just shy of five bucks, for someone who’s known to be frugal, you can’t beat that!

What makes it worth while is that one can listen to as much Kendrick Lamar as their heart desires, watch every Boondocks and Key & Peele episode twice.

Being a full-time student — juggling a part-time job, along with other duties — is highly stressful, so music and comedy shows help me cope with that stress.

It’s a match made in heaven for students.

I had been trying to listen to Logic’s song featuring Alessia Cara and Khalid, “1-800-273-8255” or “suicide hotline” on my free Spotify account and for some reason the app would not comply.

Shortly after, noticing this deal. The very first thing I did was listen to that song, to help with the aforementioned stress.

The deal was perfect timing for me and it may be for another student as well. Music and entertainment have healing properties

People are streaming music now more than ever, just trying to keep up with the times.

Can you remember the last time you downloaded a song? Yikes!

I bought myself an iPhone 7 last year for my birthday, which is coming up again on Nov. 9 (birthday presents welcome) and throughout all that time I have not downloaded a single song, despite having 128gb to play with.

That goes to show you that memory space is not a huge reason as to why I have chosen to exclusively stream music like many of my peers.

Forbes.com sights mobile listening as one reason the majority of millennials elect to paying for streaming services.

For me, it is easier than having to go through the tedious process of downloading music or spending a lot of money.

All I have to do is open the app and type in what I want to listen to or put on a playlist curated for me or by me, simple as that.

I may just use Spotify as a DJ for my 21st birthday party.

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Jah-Tosh Baruti
Jah-Tosh Baruti, Staff Writer
Jah-Tosh Baruti is author of the sports column titled Shmackem. Previously he was sports editor for Talon Marks. Baruti also took home an award for his sports writing at the Journalism Association of Community Colleges’ state conference in 2018.
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