SiriusXM is offering a new subscription package for college students, giving them all the content in SiriusXM’s “Premier Streaming” package for $4 per month, a discount of 69 percent off the regular price of $12.99 per month.
Spotify’s Premium Student plan includes Hulu and Showtime for $5 per month.
The new Student Premier Package gives subscribers streaming access to content outside their car, on a phone or tablet, at home on connected devices, and online.
“Today’s college students grew up listening to SiriusXM in their parent’s car, and now we have a package built just for them,” said Matt Epstein, Vice President, SiriusXM Outside the Car. “Our Student Premier Package enables students to have their own subscription and continue to enjoy the SiriusXM programming they love in their dorm room, at home or on the go.
“We’re delivering students an incredible selection of content, including the newly launched Personalized Stations Powered by Pandora, Xtra channels, SiriusXM Video, and more, all at a great price,” he added.
Subscribers to the Student Premier Package can listen to SiriusXM on their smartphones and tablets via the SiriusXM app, via the SiriusXM.com web player, and on connected devices in the home or dorm including devices with Amazon Alexa, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Roku, Apple TV, smart TVs, Sonos speakers, Xbox and Sony PlayStation.
Subscribers will get SiriusXM’s full lineup of music programming, featuring 200+ channels of expertly curated, commercial-free music channels, plus a large selection of talk channels that feature sports, entertainment, comedy, lifestyle, news and more.
The Student Premier Package also features more than 100 recently added SiriusXM Xtra channels that promise more music and the ability to skip through songs to find just the right one to match the mood or activity.
SiriusXM has more than 34 million subscriber accounts, the majority of which listen to its programming in car radios. The $3.5 billion acquisition of Pandora gave it another point of entry with consumers and the company says the combined products reach over 100 million people. The company added 174,000 subscribers in the most recent quarter.
Edited from SiriusXM