AT&T adds Spotify Premium as a perk option for its priciest unlimited plans


Spotify Premium is coming as an option to AT&T’s priciest plans. 

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AT&T’s priciest unlimited data plan already offered the choice of a subscription to one of several premium services at no extra charge. On Tuesday you’ll get a new option to choose from: Spotify

The wireless carrier and music-streaming giant announced on Monday that they would be giving those on AT&T’s Unlimited & More Premium plan the option to choose a Spotify Premium subscription. AT&T’s priciest unlimited plan, which starts at $80 per month for a single line, already has the option to add a subscription to HBO, Showtime, Starz, Cinemax, VRV or Pandora Premium as part of their wireless plan. 

The plan also includes access to AT&T’s Watch TV, a streaming service with over 35 live channels, including AT&T-owned Turner properties CNN, TBS and TNT, in addition to the ability to stream video in 1080p HD. 

While a nice perk for those who aren’t interested in the other services that AT&T offers, the Spotify option is only available on this one plan. Rival carriers Verizon and Sprint, by comparison, have multiple bundles that include subscriptions to Spotify’s rivals. Verizon offers Apple Music with both its Play More and Get More plans, while Sprint gives you access to Tidal with its Unlimited Plus and Unlimited Premium plans. 

Some “select” AT&T customers will also be eligible to get a six-month trial to Spotify Premium.  

It is possible, however, that the companies will expand their partnership in the future. In a press release, AT&T says that Monday’s announcement is just the “beginning of the ongoing collaboration” between it and the popular streaming service.

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