Those who purchased Samsung's newly released Galaxy S10 handsets are entitled to six free months of Spotify Premium and four months of YouTube Premium.
The companies announced their partnership Friday, while also announcing Spotify will come preinstalled on Samsung phones going forward.
Galaxy S10 Spotify Premium
A few caveats to consider to keep in mind: the offer is only available to Galaxy S10 users — for now, at least; Samsung might add other Galaxy handsets in the promotion mix later on.
But more importantly, the offer is only available to new subscribers, so those who are currently subscribed to either Spotify's or YouTube's premium tier, or aren't subscribed now but were before, aren't eligible for this promotion. Finally, the promotion will only be offered to U.S. users, so the rest of the world are automatically ineligible.
Not everyone is out of the running, though. Would-be buyers of the Galaxy Fold and the Galaxy Tab S5e, both yet to be released, are also eligible, but only for YouTube Premium. Customers in nearly 30 countries are included.
Samsung And Spotify Partnership
This isn't the first time Spotify and Samsung has collaborated, and it might not be the last. In August 2018, Spotify was announced as the primary music service on the Galaxy Home smart speaker. Moving forward, Samsung plans to more tightly integrate Spotify in its mobile efforts, particularly with regard to its Bixby Smart assistant. One potential application of this sees Bixby displaying music recommendations on the Bixby Home screen.
"Our goal is to deliver the best possible mobile experience to our consumers, and Spotify is the ideal music partner to help us make that vision a reality," said Samsung executive Patricio Paucar.
A Spotify subscription costs $9.99 a month, while YouTube Premium costs a little bit higher at $11.99. The former gives access to unlimited skips, offline downloads, and removes ads entirely. The latter does much of the same things, while also opening up its growing cache of original content, and access to YouTube Music on top of that.