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If you were hoping for a new smart home assistant — or just a nice Bluetooth speaker — this Christmas, Santa may be visiting you early. You can get a Google Home Mini smart speaker totally free if you’re a subscriber to Spotify Premium or are interested in signing up for the service.
Spotify Premium allows you to listen to the entire catalog of music, which now consists of 50 million tracks and counting, that’s streaming on Spotify, with no ads, whether you’re online or offline. When linked to a smart speaker like the Google Home Mini or Amazon Echo, a Spotify Premium account allows you to simply ask it to play any song that’s available on the service without having to touch a button.
Spotify Premium costs $9.99 a month for an individual account and $14.99 for a family account, which allows access for up to six users living in a single place. A Google Home Mini sells for $50 at its normal price, so this is a great deal whether you use the Spotify account or not.
The fine print doesn’t say anything about continuing the subscription past a single month, so you could spend $9.99, get your free smart speaker and cancel the subscription.
It’s even better if you already have a Spotify Premium account, because you get the speaker free without having to buy anything extra. You just have to go to Spotify’s offer page and sign up to get your Google Home Mini shipped to you at no cost.
When I followed the link, it allowed me to choose from the four colors that the speaker is available in: aqua, chalk, charcoal and coral. (I went with coral because it’s really neat looking!)
Subscribers to Spotify Premium’s student version are not eligible for the giveaway, and neither are people who are on a trial subscription, unless they forfeit the rest of their trial and pay the normal $9.99 fee for a new monthly subscription.
Act quickly, because the offer ends on Nov. 15!