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Being a student is expensive. Unless Mom and Dad have this one covered, you have to foot the cost of classes, books, and food with just scholarships and loans to help. The positive side? You can now get a Spotify Premium account for 50% off. That's right - all you can eat music for  $4.99. It's like a meal plan you can actually afford to have.

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Before you rock out, there's small print to consider here. The discount lasts for twelve consecutive months, after which the price will jump up to the usual rate unless you cancel your subscription beforehand.

Update: It looks like Spotify will let you renew your student discount, as long as you prove that you are still a student. However, you're limited to four years of schooling. Here is the relevant text.

You are entitled to activate up to three (3) additional Discount Periods for yourself by re-submitting your information on the Student Discount Offer sign-up page so long as you are a Qualifying Student.

Got it? Cool. This still amounts to $60 in savings, which buys quite a lot of Ramen.

Spotify Student Discount

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Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • jamaall

    Your move, Google.

    • Kcls

      PLEASE let google do something like this. I really don't feel like switching to spotify, my All Access is set up absolutely perfectly.

      • Pratik Holla

        Yup, I'd subscribe in an instant. Better looking app and chromecast support makes it fantastic.

        • godutch

          I have switched from Spotify to All Access because of the 7.99 deal but in all honesty Spotify is still light years ahead, artist bio, banning artists, better radio stations, being able to listen to other peoples playlists and All Access' radio based on a song can just be very wonky....

          • Roger Siegenthaler

            Not to mention spotify is so much more available..., for example on sonos, etc. etc.

  • drstevebrule

    4.99 a month or a year?

    • Tomáš Frühauf

      Of course Its month.. -_-

  • Imparus

    "Offer available only to students at US Title IV accredited institutions in the United States."
    Would be quite nice to point out, since it make this news irrelevant for us none Americans :-/

    • Niall Murray

      I'm in the UK and I get a 50% discount.

      • Imparus

        Hadn't seen the UK also got the offer then it is just the rest of the world except for USA and UK :S

        • Niall Murray

          The offer has been live for about 6 months now. Im not sure if it was mentioned on AP though.

      • MrSonicBoom

        I got the discount via my NUS card. I have used it for 2 years now. :D

  • Illiuminatum

    Once again, only for Americans :(

  • enoch861

    Keep paying 7.99 or pay 4.99?
    Decisions, decisions.

    • Roon3y

      4.99 for sure.

      • Kcls

        But my Play Music is set up so perfectly :(
        And if we abandon the 7.99, the 4.99 is only for 4 years, then it's back to more expensive than All Access again.

    • godutch

      7.99 is for life, I don't know for how long you intend to stay a student or for how long the offer will be valid or how much more expensive Spotify and All Access will get in the future but 7.99/month seems like a great lifetime deal....

      • enoch861

        Exactly what I was thinking.
        I think I'll just keep my All Access and then pay for Spotify on demand whenever I need to use one of the few devices in my house that support it like my AVR.

  • http://bertelking.com/ Bertel King, Jr.

    It looks like you're right. Updating.

  • Alphajoe

    I'd be more impressed by
    - Chromecast support
    - a family plan
    - the option to rearrange songs within a playlist in the app

    Aside of that it's of course nice to pay less. But Spotify really needs to improve on their experience.

  • frafri

    Spotify needs to have an alarm type of mode. Im tired of waking up to a clock alarm.
    I need to be able to wake up to one of my spotify playlist
    fair enough
    easy enough.
    where you at Spotify??

  • iman

    Great deal, but not available here. Still we're paying less than $5. Gotta love Spotify's reigonal pricing!

  • iman

    Great deal, but not available here. Still we're paying less than $5. Gotta love Spotify's reigonal pricing!

  • Steven Z

    Shit...I'm going to college starting in the fall so this is good shit!

  • Chase

    Lucky bitch ass college students. This 4.99 deal should be available to poor people who have to pay for everything including college tuition after you graduate