Get a year's free Spotify if you subscribe to The Times

The Times and The Sunday Times are offering a year's free Spotify Premium if you take out a subscription, saving you £120 over a year.

Starting tomorrow, if you subscribe to The Times you'll get free Spotify, the paper has announced.

Sign up to an annual subscription to The Times and The Sunday Times' Digital or Ultimate Packs, and you'll get a year's free Spotify Premium. The music streaming service's Premium offering usually costs £9.99 a month, so the deal will save you £119.88 over 12 months.

It's the first partnership of this kind Spotify has entered into.

So what do you have to sign up to for free Spotify? The Times' Digital Pack gives you The Times iPad or Android tablet edition, access to The Times and The Sunday Times websites all week long, access to the mobile app for both papers, and a Times+ membership, which gives you exclusive extras like events and offers. The Digital Pack costs £6 a week, so £312 over a year.

The Ultimate Pack, meanwhile, gives you everything in the Digital Pack, as well as physical copies of both newspapers. It'll set you back £8 a week, so £416 over a year.

Spotify Premium gives you access to 20 million songs through your computer, laptop, mobile phone, tablet, or through your smart TV. You can also sync your tunes and listen to them offline, if you're underground or somewhere else you don't have any reception.

Spotify is the world's most successful music streaming service, but it's not short of competitors. Dr Dre's rival, Beats Music, launched recently, and is heading to the UK soon. It promises better music recommendations than other services, but we'll reserve judgement until we've tried it for ourselves.

Then of course there's iTunes Radio, Google Play and Nokia Music, all snapping at Spotify's heels.

Would you sign up to The Times to get free Spotify? Let me know in the comments, or on our Facebook page.

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    Joe has been writing about consumer tech for nearly seven years now, but his liking for all things shiny goes back to the Gameboy he received aged eight (and that he still plays on at family gatherings, much to the annoyance of his parents). His pride and joy is an Infocus projector, whose 80-inch picture elevates movie nights to a whole new level.


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