Let’s get the obvious option out the way—unlike Hulu or Netflix, you can stream media on the basic version of Spotify for free. The only caveat is a limited number of skips and the addition of advertisements between songs. The free version of Spotify can still be worth it. Free Spotify accounts can:
- Create Playlists
- Favorite Songs
- Listen to unlimited music
If you don't want to share payment information for access, this is the option for you. You don't need a credit card to take advantage of free Spotify.
Qualifying AT&T customers can get a free Spotify Premium subscription for 6 months. This includes everything you would expect from a normal subscription—no ads, unlimited skips, listen to music offline, etc.
First, you need to make sure you're eligible. You can find a complete list of eligibility requirements on the official AT&T website here. Spotify Premium is available at no cost for AT&T Unlimited & More Premium customers, through AT&T Watch TV, AT&T Connected Car, and AT&T Thanks.
You might be surprised how many of your friends and family members are signed up for a Spotify Family account. It's only a few dollars more than the normal Spotify Premium account, so most couples take advantage of this option.
Simply ask them to add you as a family member and you'll get free Spotify Premium for as long as they have the account! Your Spotify account remains yours—so no matter what, you will never lose your songs and playlists. If they remove you, your account is automatically reverted to a Spotify Free account.
If you've recently purchased a Samsung Galaxy, you may be eligible for 6 months of Spotify Premium for free. First, make sure your model qualifies for the deal. The offer applies to:
- Samsung Galaxy S10
- Samsung Galaxy S10+
- Samsung Galaxy S10e
How to get free Spotify after buying a Samsung Galaxy S10
- Turn on and log in to your Samsung Galaxy S10 model.
- Open the preloaded Spotify app.
- Log in to your Spotify account if you have one. Otherwise create a new account.
- Select Premium at the bottom of the screen.
If you're already a Spotify Premium member, you may have to cancel your subscription before redeeming the free 6-month trial offer.
One of the best offers from Spotify is the Student discount. Once you redeem the student discount offer, it's good for four years. For only $4.99 a month, you get access to Spotify Premium, Hulu, and Showtime. This is a notable deal as it not only provides a discount for Spotify Premium but also includes access to two additional streaming services.
The package is only available to students enrolled at a US Title IV accredited college or university. You don’t need to use your school email address to register, either. Your status as a student is verified using a third-party service known as SheerID. You have to be at least 18 years old to qualify.