Spotify and Hulu to offer a joint subscription service at $12.99

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Potential new Spotify subscribers will have greater incentive to pay for a subscription given the music streaming platform’s latest collaboration with Hulu.

Arriving this summer, the joint subscription will offer users ad-free Spotify streaming and movies on Hulu’s ad-supported platform, for $12.99 a month. The package’s price will be attractive to those who concurrently subscribe to both services separately — Spotify collects $9.99 a month from its users, while Hulu charges $7.99 a month. The dual plan is modeled after Spotify and Hulu’s pre-existing combined plan. One currently available only to students enrolled at accredited colleges and universities, Spotify and Hulu market the plan to students for just $4.99 a month.

Hulu has since rolled out a 99-cent trial subscription that will serve as a preliminary to the bundled subscription. Those new to Hulu can now take advantage of a three-month ad-supported plan for the three months leading up to the debut of the joint subscription.

H/T: LA Times

Tidal Launches The Industry’s First ‘Master-Quality’ Streaming Service

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In their latest ploy to maintain relevance, Tidal has announced they will now offer “master-quality audio recordings” to their list of services. The addition will only be available to subscribers of Tidal HiFi, the platform’s top-tier subscription, and only via desktop. This puts Tidal in an industry-leading position as the first mover of truly high-resolution streaming, though several other platforms have announced plans to follow suit.

In contrast to Tidal HiFi’s resolution of 44.1 kHz/16 bit, which is equivalent to Spotify’s 320 kbps, Tidal Masters are streamed at 96 kHz/24 bit. Check out the advertisement for Tidal Masters below, made possible through a partnership with Master Quality Authenticated.

 

Source: Pitchfork

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