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The war arrives in Brazil: Spotify starts to offer nationally 50% discount to university students, following Apple Music

Either this is an unspeakable coincidence or a very calculated strategy: one day after Apple released its first 100% national campaign for Apple Music, focused on young audiences and highlighting the 50% discount on subscription for university students, here is its competitor more formidable and much larger, it has an identical decoy.

Yes, my friends: the Spotify today announced that Brazilian university students will also be able to enjoy their plan Premium for only half price.

New discount for Spotify students

Previously, the benefit was only available in the United States, the United Kingdom and Germany, but now it has expanded to 31 other countries. They are: Brazil, Portugal, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, Spain, Estonia, Ecuador, Philippines, Finland, France, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Mexico, New Zealand, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Singapore, Switzerland and Turkey.

In Brazilian lands, in practice, university students will pay R $ 8.50 fur Spotify Premium, against the R $ 16.90 charged for a traditional individual subscription. As a comparison, Apple Music charges $ 2.49 on its educational discount plan, which, considering the current exchange rate, is still a little cheaper than its Swedish competitor (around R $ 7.80). But the difference becomes almost negligible and what determines the choice of users will certainly be the preference for one service or another.

To be eligible for the discount, users must prove their link to a higher education institution; the validation occurs through the company SheerID and, according to Spotify, the list of universities participating in the benefit is only valid for ?accredited? institutions, however, it was not disclosed. It is also worth noting that the discount is valid for one year and, at the end of the period, it is necessary to prove the registration again so that it can be renewed for another 12 months.

The fight will be good

(via B9)