The deals include half-off Amazon Prime, free Apple TV Plus, dirt-cheap Spotify and lots more. Even with a pandemic raging and student costs continually rising, there’s still a bit of good news: College students qualify for discounts, some of the significant — on various services and products.
Just by proving you’re currently enrolled in school, for example, you become eligible for deals on Microsoft’s Office suite, Spotify and Hulu subscriptions and Amazon Prime if you register with an email account through a validation service such as SheerID or Unidays.
Beyond the deals listed below, your school’s housing department may offer certain streaming services at no additional charge, and your student bookstore could have further discounts on devices and software.
Here Are The Best Student Discounts On Entertainment
Apple TV Plus
Apple’s streaming service is already fairly affordable at $4.99 per month, but if you sign up for an Apple Music student subscription (see below), you’ll get Apple TV Plus at no extra charge. As noted below, students can also get Spotify, Hulu, and Showtime bundled together for $4.99 per month.
$4.99 per month In addition to hardware discounts, Apple offers its Music subscription service at half price for students. That subscription nets you access to some 50 million songs, and of course, it’s accessible on all your Apple devices.
Usually $11.99 per month, YouTube Premium is a twofer: You get ad-free YouTube videos (including the option to download them for offline viewing) and unlimited access to YouTube Music, which is basically YouTube’s answer to Spotify.
Just want YouTube Music? It’s $4.99 per month for students (regularly $9.99). Both options allow for a free one-month trial if you want to test the waters first.
Amazon Music Unlimited
Not to be confused with the Prime Music benefit included with an Amazon Prime subscription (or Prime Student; see below), Music Unlimited is Amazon’s full-on, massive-library music service that rivals Apple kinds of music like Spotify.
But anyone who has a Prime Student subscription can get Music Unlimited for just 99 cents per month — by far the cheapest music-streaming option anywhere.
Students at accredited universities can now pay half price for a Spotify Premium subscription, bringing the cost down to $4.99 per month.
To sign up, you must log in through the student section of Spotify’s website and enter your name, college, and birth date.
You can’t just sign up with an old university email—Spotify uses SheerID to verify active enrollments—but you can manually upload documents such as your student ID card if the automatic verification fails.