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Hulu Lowers Base Subscription to $5.99 per Month

You can subscribe to Hulu for half the cost of Netflix, but the downside is, you have to watch the commercials.
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Just one week after Netflix announced a price increase to its standard service — from $10.99 per month to $12.99 per month — Hulu is offering up a competitive response by lowering the monthly cost of its basic streaming service by $2.

That means, effective February 26th, the new price to watch your favorite Hulu originals, like The Handmaid's Tale and Castle Rock, will go from $7.99 to $5.99 per month. If you're already a subscriber, you should see the price decrease reflected in your first billing cycle after February 26th, 2019.

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New Hulu Pricing & Plans

  • The basic Hulu plan was $7.99 (lowered to $5.99 on Feb. 26 - MUST WATCH ADS)
  • The mid-tier Hulu plan was $11.99 (no price change - VERY LIMITED ADS)
  • Hulu's Live TV plan was $39.99 (increased $5 to $44.99 on Feb. 26 - MUST WATCH ADS)

You can thank Hulu for trimming a couple bucks off its basic package, but if you subscribe to the Hulu + Live TV plan — which includes local channels and select cable channels — you'll be disappointed to find out that this package's monthly price is increasing by $5, making it the most expensive choice compared to YouTube TV ($40), Sling TV ($25), and DirecTV Now ($40).

If you prefer to stream your shows on-demand, can happily survive without watching live TV, and view commercial breaks as opportunities to get more snacks, this less expensive basic Hulu plan might be for you.

Looking for other ways to save on a Hulu subscription? Check out Slickdeals' Hulu Store Page.

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