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Spotify is giving away Google Home Minis (Update: How it works)
Update, November 1, 2018 (9:32AM EST): Spotify updated its website with more specific information about the free Google Home Mini promotion described below. As expected, all U.S.-based master account holders with a Spotify Premium for Family subscription are eligible for a free Google Home Mini — this includes both current subscribers and new subscribers.
If you are already a subscriber, click here. You’ll be told to sign in and then you’ll be taken to a page where you can request a promotional code. The code will allow you to “buy” a Google Home Mini from the Google Store, and the code will effectively make the device free.
If you are not already a Spotify Premium for Family subscriber, click here and start a subscription. During the subscription process, you’ll be told about the promotional code described above and will eventually receive one which can be used at the Google Store in the same fashion.
According to the terms and conditions of the promotion, some purchasers will be selected at random and will have to pay shipping costs. Others will get the Google Home Mini totally free.
There is nothing in the terms and conditions about keeping the Mini for a certain amount of time, meaning you could subscribe, get the Mini, and then unsubscribe — effectively earning you a smart speaker for $14.99.
If you want to take advantage of the promotion, get on it fast just in case there are a limited amount of these promotional codes!
Original Article, October 31, 2018 (11:38AM EST): Today, Spotify announced it is giving away Google Home Mini smart speakers to some of its subscribers. Best of all, this isn’t a new sign-up bonus — current subscribers are eligible as well.
The Spotify Google Home Mini giveaway starts tomorrow, November 1, 2018, and goes until December 31, 2018. That means for two months everyone who has a Spotify Premium for Family account in the United States gets a free Google Home Mini, just like that.
Although we haven’t been able to read the fine print since the promotional period hasn’t yet started, Spotify’s announcement about the promotion doesn’t mention any strings or limitations. From what the company discloses, all you have to do is be a United States resident, sign up for Spotify Premium for Family (or already be signed up), and boom: you get a free Google Home Mini.
Obviously, there has to be some sort of caveats to this promotion. After all, theoretically, you could sign up for one month of Spotify Premium for Family (currently $14.99 per month), get your Google Home Mini, and then unsubscribe. Doing so would get you a Google Home Mini for $14.99, which doesn’t seem realistic.
We will keep an eye on the promotional page going live tomorrow and update this article should we figure out what the limitations actually are.
Spotify, Google Assistant, and the line of Google Home hardware products already play very nice together. You can use voice commands to request Spotify tracks and you can even set Spotify as your default music provider within Google Assistant and Google Home. It’s likely this promotion is more about getting more people to adopt the Google Home ecosystem than it is about netting new Spotify subscribers.
Are you a Spotify Premium for Family account holder in the United States? Will you be grabbing a free Google Home Mini tomorrow? Let us know in the comments!