[Update 5/3/21] – It looks like there is some truth to this rumor. With Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, subscribers will have access to four months of Spotify Premium for free starting May 4th, 2021
Play all your favorites with access to millions of tracks and podcasts titles. Ultimate members can enjoy ad-free music listening, music + podcast offline downloads, and on-demand listening with Spotify Premium for 4 months. Available for new Spotify Premium members only.
Another day, another juicy Xbox rumor from the pits of the internet Involving Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and Spotify.
According to @ALumia_Italia, an Italian Data Miner on Twitter (Known for his Microsoft leaks), Spotify Premium could very well become free if you subscribe to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. This would not be the first time that Spotify and Xbox have teamed up. In October 2019, they had a Spotify® Premium and Xbox Game Pass 6 months Free Trial Offer. In modern-day online gaming and entertainment, getting a customer on a subscription model is very lucrative as most users are too lazy or forget to cancel.
Spotify Premium + Xbox Game Pass Ultimate 🧐 pic.twitter.com/kDHrMjFh6X
— Aggiornamenti Lumia (@ALumia_Italia) May 2, 2021
From the offer in 2019 on the Spotify site:
After the Free Trial Period, you will automatically be charged the then-current monthly price of the Spotify Premium Service and the payment method you provided will automatically be charged that amount unless you cancel prior to the end of the Free Trial Period. To cancel, you must log into your Spotify account and follow the prompts on the Account page or click here and follow the instructions.
As an avid Spotify user, this could save me a nice monthly fee and kill two birds with one stone as I love to use both services (but do not like paying separately for both). Since this was data mined from a guy who generally has been correct in the past, there is a high probability there is some truth to this. The question is will this be a more limited time offer or a permanent partnership that will ultimately drive up sales and stock value for both companies.