Just as Netflix raises its prices, Hulu lowers theirs in time for Fall TV.
Hulu is dropping its commercial tier price for new and returning subscribers. The offer actually began rolling out on September 21st, but Hulu just started sending out marketing material highlighting the deal last week.
In an attempt to build its subscriber base in advance of its new fall programming and to highlight their new expanded TV lineup, they are lowering the price of the entry-level plan with commercials from $7.99 to $5.99 per month. After the first year at $5.99 per month, the price will revert back to $7.99. As long as you sign up before January 9th, 2018, you’ll pay the promotional price for 12 months.
Netflix recently raised prices on its standard plan (to $10.99 per month) and the premium four-stream plan (to $13.99 per month) in the U.S. The Netflix “basic” one-stream, non-HD plan remains unchanged at $7.99.
If you’re never tried Hulu before now is the time. You can sign up for a 30-day free trial and then pay $5.99 a month for the following year.
Do you have both Hulu and Netflix? Will these price changes affect who you use as your primary streaming service?