SoundCloud has launched a discounted version of its premium SoundCloud Go+ service for full-time students.
Eligible college and university students will pay $4.99/€4.99 per month instead of the standard $9.99/€9.99 a month price tag.
The student subscription will provide access to all SoundCloud Go+ features, including ad-free listening, track downloads for offline listening, high quality audio streaming and access to the platform’s full catalog of over 200m tracks.
SoundCloud Go+ for Students rolls out in the US, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada today (March 5), and will be live in Germany, France and the Netherlands next week.
SoundCloud’s $4.99 premium service for students matches the student pricing offered by the likes of Apple Music, which launched it’s student pricing in May 2016 and Spotify, which are also both $4.99 a month.
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