Hulu Drops Price of Entry-Level Plan to $5.99 Monthly for Limited Time | Variety

Hulu is now offering its cheapest streaming plan, which includes commercials, for $5.99 per month for the first year — a short-term promotion aimed at luring new subs with the kickoff of the fall television and Hulu’s expanded TV library lineup.

The move comes, coincidentally, as Netflix last week 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.

Hulu’s special offer for the limited-commercials plan is available through Jan. 9, 2018, only to new or returning Hulu subs. After one year, the regular $7.99 monthly price will kick in. Hulu offers a commercial-free option for $12 per month, and a live TV service (which includes access to original series like Emmy-winning “The Handmaid’s Tale” and on-demand titles) for $40 monthly.

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