The New York Times Tacks on Spotify Premium With Digital Subscriptions
Debating paying for a digital subscription to The New York Times so you can read all the stories you want without hitting a paywall? Now would be a good time to take the plunge.
The Times on Wednesday announced that new digital subscribers will receive an extra perk when they sign up: Spotify Premium. The offer, which requires a one-year commitment, will be available for a limited time to US residents.
On the down side: to take advantage of the promotion, you need to be a new subscriber to both the Times and Spotify Premium.
Interested? Just head here to sign up for a one-year All Access subscription, which will set you back $5 a week. For that price, you'll get unlimited access to NYTimes.com and the newspaper's mobile apps, plus the ability to rock out to Spotify's catalogue of more than 30 million songs without advertisements.
Spotify Premium normally costs $10 a month, so you'll be saving $120 if you take advantage of this deal. Premium Spotify members can listen at the highest quality audio sans ads and download music to the app so it's available even without an Internet connection.
"At the Times we are not only dedicated to helping our readers understand the rapidly changing world around them, but also to helping them live better lives," Meredith Kopit Levien, executive vice president and chief revenue officer for The New York Times Company, said in a statement. "News and music have gone hand-in-hand since the early days of radio, and because personalization and curation are central to what both the Times and Spotify do so well, we created an experience for Times readers that gives them access to all the news and all the music that they want in one premier subscription."