Spotify subscribers can get a free Google Home Mini from today

Daniel Fowler
November 3, 2018

"While clearly there are risks to the Spotify story (mainly around Apple and to a lesser extent Google in streaming) the reality is that we are still in the early days of streaming", Wlodarczak added.

Previously, Spotify had no official application for the Apple Watch, leaving its more than 190 million users with little choice but to pull their phone out if they wanted to skip a track. It partnered with Google to give out the device to account owners on its family plan. Starting tomorrow, November 1, the master account holder on any Spotify Premium for Family plan in the United States can get a Google Home Mini for the low low price of zero dollars. The company cut its forecast for fourth-quarter gross margin by 50 basis points due to the Google Home partnership.

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We'll keep an eye on the promotions page to see if anything turns up about users who subscribe only for one month claiming a Google Home Mini. It's not clear if Spotify plans other features for Premium users, like offline support. If you have tried this method, let us know how it went in the comments. You have until 31 December to register for the smart speaker. It's also limited to subscribers in the US, and there is another caveat: Subscribers have to pay Spotify directly, and not via a third party like an app store or a telco.

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