Hot on the heels of the news that Spotify is launching a new Facebook Messenger bot, the music-streaming giant has now revealed that it’s expanding its student-focused Premium subscription discount to 33 new markets.
Spotify first introduced its half-price student subscription back in 2014, kicking off in the U.S. before expanding into the U.K. and Germany too. So today’s news represents a significant increase in the student subscription availability. New markets include Austria, Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Hong Kong, and Indonesia.
The 50 percent discount applies to all registered students for each year of their study. But, of course, students must first verify that they are indeed students by registering here. For the initiative, Spotify says it has teamed up with SheerID, a company that specializes in verifying consumer eligibility.
It’s worth noting here that Apple Music also launched students discounts last year, kicking off in 7 markets. It later expanded the offering to cover 32 regions, which by out calculations mean that Spotify now offers 50 percent student discounts in 4 more markets than Apple. For what that’s worth.