Spotify family account holders will get a free Google Home Mini starting tomorrow (UPDATE: live)
UPDATE: The special offer has been kicked off, ending December 31, with free Google Home Mini redemptions good through January 15, 2019. The terms and conditions are pretty straightforward, supplies are obviously limited, and sub-accounts ineligible.
Both the Spotify music streaming platform and the ever-growing family of Google Home smart speakers need all the help they can get in trying to fend off Apple and Amazon in their extremely competitive respective industries.
A promotional partnership, unveiled earlier today, seems like the textbook definition of a win-win situation. This will technically come into effect tomorrow, November 1, allowing new and existing Spotify Premium for Family plan master account holders to score a free Google Home Mini through December 31.
The family music streaming service tier was already pretty advantageous, costing just $14.99 a month for six different members, all of which get individual accounts with their own playlists and recommendations, as well as unlimited access to ad-free tunes, including offline.
On the not so bright side of things, Spotify’s terms and conditions for the Premium Family offer stipulate all users subscribing to this type of service need to reside at the same address. And yes, the company has reportedly started verifying that’s the case, threatening rule breakers with plan deactivations.
If that doesn’t sound too inconvenient for you, the complimentary Google Home Mini is certainly a nice deal sweetener. Normally available for $49, the donut-sized device is among the most popular smart speakers of both the US and the entire world.
Frequent promotions like this one may have crucially contributed to that, although given its tiny footprint, you’ll probably be amazed at how many things it can do. In addition to streaming music (with your voice), all the other key Google Assistant features are supported, from online search to smart home controls and movie playing on a Chromecast-equipped TV.
By the way, all you need to do to claim your awesome gift is follow the (soon to be made available) instructions at spotify.com/us/family.