Do you feel burned by the price increase of Netflix? It might be time to engage in Hulu's loving, affordable hug.
Hulu announced this morning that its basic ad-supported subscription service will drop from $ 7.99 a month to $ 5.99 a month on February 26th. Fortunately, the number of ads for simple Hulu subscribers will not increase, they will get an uncomplicated discount. This $ 2 decline is clearly a reaction to Netflix's $ 2 increase in prices, a fact that has given Netflix a lot of bad press this month.
But you should not wave the flag of Hulu yet. There was also a price increase for the Hulu with live TV service known. As of February 26, Hulu will be spending $ 44.99 a month on Live TV. This represents an increase of $ 5 from the previous price. Hulu calls its live TV partnership with "The CW, Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet and ABC News" as the reason for the hike.
Keep in mind that these changes will not affect subscribers with student rebates ($ 1
It is no secret that Hulu made the best of 2018. It expanded the library with classic 90's shows, over 25 million subscribers, and launched a live TV service. Disney is expected to become the majority shareholder of Hulu, and Hulu's partnership with Spotify has successfully gained some new subscribers.
Some people suspect that Hulu's new relationship with Disney is the cause of this price erosion. Hulu is now supported by one of the world's most powerful media companies and can handle the risk of aggressive marketing and subscription loss. Disney wants to consolidate its place in the world of streaming services, which means it has to accept Netflix. There are even plans to open a Disney + service sometime this year.
The price changes in Hulu and Hulu with live TV will not start until February 26th. Existing subscribers will receive a different price than their invoice from that date.