Pandora unveils discounts for students and military

The company's new Premium-tier plans cost $5 and $8 per month, respectively.

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Streaming music service Pandora has announced special pricing for students and members of the military and their families. 

Pandora Premium, which is ad-free and lets users skip songs and download music for offline listening, normally costs $10 per month. The new Pandora for Students plan costs $5 month and is available to both new and existing users. New customers can kick things off with a 60-day free trial. 

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The Pandora Military plan discounts the service to $8 per month for those with qualified status, which includes active duty, reservists, retirees, veterans and military family. 

Other music-streaming sites offer special pricing for students. Apple Music unveiled its student plan in 2016. In 2017, Spotify added its $5 Premium for Students plan, which includes access to Hulu. Showtime added a special student plan in August. Deezer offers one, too. Of all of the major music streaming companies, only Pandora and Tidal offer a military discount.

Originally published May 7. 

Update, May 14: Adds discounted plan details for Tidal and Deezer.