Spotify teaming up with Sprint to offer exclusive deals, reports say


Spotify and Sprint may be about to announce a partnership wherein customers of both will be entitled to receive exclusive deals. According to re/code, the proposed partnership will offer a similar product to the AT&T/Beats Music partnership, offering a package deal to customers on Sprint's Framily Plan.

Some other Sprint customers may also be eligible for discounts on Spotify subscriptions, as well as free trials and the ability to pay using carrier billing. Carrier billing on Sprint for Spotify subscriptions is something that reared its head a while back, but given the context of what is being reported it would make sense here.

The deal is reportedly set to be announced on April 29 at an event in New York City.

Source: Re/code

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Spotify teaming up with Sprint to offer exclusive deals, reports say


It's true that the app finally has a library function, but what about all the albums I previously had to save as playlists? In the past you had no choice but to scroll through a list of hundreds (or possibly thousands) of playlists, with no way to organize them (on the mobile app). Spotify was never designed for listeners who only listen to albums. That is why I've been a Rhapsody user for two years.

For iPhone and iPod Touch, yes. [and webplayer/PC]
Wish they would update the iPad with some better design.

And, right now I'm in the middle of Rdio and Spotify [some Google Play] because of the lack of Chromecast support. I'm not going to leave Spotify, it's just that I wish they would give up trying to push the Spotify Connect.

Spotify and Vodafone currently have a similar partnership in place in the UK, where customers who sign up for a 4G data plan can get Spotify bundled with their data plan. I'm currently using it and while it is nice to have access to Spotify's exclusives e.g. Metallica, I personally prefer the designs of both the Rdio and Beats Music iOS apps. Beats Music seems to really have nailed thei process of music discovery, especially compared to Spotify