Do you know of Netflix's price increase? It may be time to run into Hulu's loving and affordable embrace.
Tomorrow, Hulu announced that the basic subscription service supported by the ad will drop from $ 7.99 per month to $ 5.99 per month on February 26. Thankfully, the number of ads will not increase for basic Hulu subscribers, they get a simple discount. This $ 2 drop is clearly a response to Netflix's $ 2 price increase, a move that has given Netflix very poor pressure this month.
But you shouldn't wave the Hulu flag yet. It also announced a price increase for Hulu with the Live TV service. As of February 26, Hulu with Live TV will cost $ 44.99 a month, an increase of $ 5 from the previous price. Hulu quotes its Live TV partnership with "CW, Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet and ABC News" as the reason for the trek.
Keep in mind that these changes do not affect student discount subscribers, $ 11.99 Ad Free subscriptions or $ 12.99 Spotify / Hulu bundles.
It's no secret that Hulu took advantage of 2018. The expanded library of classic 90s shows, topped 25 million subscribers and launched a Live TV service. Disney will become the majority owner in Hulu, and Hulu's partnership with Spotify has successfully incorporated a lot of new subscribers.
Some people suspect that Hulu's new relationship with Disney is the cause of this fall in prices. Hulu is now supported by one of the most powerful media companies in the world and can handle the risk of aggressive marketing and offer subscriptions with loss. Disney wants to strengthen its place in the world of streaming services, which means it must take on Netflix. It also plans to start its own Disney + service sometime this year.
The price changes to basic Hulu and Hulu with Live TV does not start until February 26. Existing subscribers will begin to see a different price to their invoice after that date.