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Want a free Chromecast? Spotify is giving them away to new premium subscribers

Sweetening the deal.


AJ Dellinger


Posted on Feb 17, 2016   Updated on May 27, 2021, 5:10 am CDT

The war between streaming music services shares a lot of parallels to the presidential race. Sides already have their base locked up, so now it’s time to appeal to all those undecideds. Today, Spotify announced its latest effort to convince the uncommitted by giving away a free Chromecast when users sign up for a three month subscription.

The offer from music streaming’s leader in paid subscribers has a short window, available just from February 17 through February 28, 2016. It’s also only for new customers in the United States and United Kingdom; if you’ve had premium before, even through a free trial, you’re ineligible for the promotion. 

For those who can take advantage of the deal, it’s pretty much a no-brainer. While there’s no discounted price for paying ahead, it’s still a discount on the Chromecast. The three-month subscription costs $30—plus $10 every month after the subscription ends—while a standalone Chromecast retails for $35. 

Three months of Spotify for a free Chromecast, a cheaper Chromecast with three months of free Spotify—look at it any way you’d like. The result is an endless supply of music and a handy dongle that will help you make the most of your streaming subscription.

This latest and arguably best offer yet from Spotify comes in the wake of Kanye West’s release of his new album The Life of Pablo, exclusively on Tidal. That temptation was enough to drive Tidal up to the top spot in the App Store as users took advantage of a free trial period to listen in, and to drive piracy to an all-time high.

Photo via Chromecast/ | Remix by Jason Reed

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*First Published: Feb 17, 2016, 8:13 am CST