Spotify is offering a FREE Google smart speaker worth $49.99 to all of its premium subscribers while supplies last
- Google is giving away free Google Home Minis to Spotify premium members
- Anyone that pays for a premium plan is eligible for a free smart speaker
- The offer is only available ‘while supplies last’ however
Spotify is offering new and existing premium subscribers a free Google smart speaker.
The music-streaming giant announced its second major Google giveaway on Tuesday which is offering a free Google Home Mini, which retails at $49.99, to all of its premium subscribers.
Spotify’s deal is notably juicer than a previous giveaway in which the company offered Google speakers to only those on its more expensive family plan.
Now, every user with a premium plan, including those on its less expensive individual one, are eligible.
Spotify subscribers can reserve the speaker from Google while supplies last (Stock image)
The offer is redeemable only ‘while supplies last’ and is being extended to customers both existing and new.
Existing customers looking to claim their speaker can follow this link, log into Spotify and select whether they have an individual or family plan. This will effectively ‘reserve’ their speaker.
After it’s reserved, applicants will get an email to the address associated with their Spotify account where they can then choose the speaker they want.
Google will apply a discount code that makes the device free upon check out. (It’s worth noting that when MailOnline followed the steps initially, the discount code had not been applied and prompted staff for card information. A second attempt successfully applied the code.)
New customers must sign up and then follow the process above.
One notable hitch upon applying is the requirement that users link their Google and Spotify accounts.
Spotify has done similar giveaways in the past but only for members of its more expensive family plan (File photo)
This provides Google access to playlists, library, and more. It also allows Google to go into one’s account and add songs to playlists.
Luckily these privileges can be turned off after the fact by going into one’s Spotify account settings, though many users may either forget or fail to recognize that access had been granted.
While the Google Home Mini isn’t the newest of Google’s speakers – it announced the newest Google Nest Mini this month – it’s still a pretty great offer for those in the market for a smart device.
WHAT ARE THE TOP MUSIC STREAMING SERVICES?
Online streaming services such Spotify and Apple Music have become the music industry’s single biggest revenue source, overtaking physical sales and digital downloads for the first time.
The rapid growth in streaming music services in recent years has led to a recovery in the fortunes of the global recorded music industry, which enjoyed its third year of positive revenue growth, according to a report by industry trade group IFPI.
Online streaming services such Spotify and Apple Music have become the music industry’s single biggest revenue source
Last year, subscription-based streaming revenue accounted for 38 percent of all recorded music, up from 29 percent the year before, IFPI said.
Industry leaders say that the rise of music streaming is enabling the market to reach new regions of the world, while helping weaning a generation of music fans away from free or pirated music.
Latin America and China saw the biggest market growth, with a rise in overall music revenue of 17.7 percent and 35.3 percent respectively.