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Hulu reduces price of its lowest subscription tier

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The streaming wars are heating up. It was just recently that Netflix decided to increase the price of their US subscriptions to allow them to fund more and better content for their growing number of viewers. Now, we have Hulu also making a price change, but in the opposite direction as they have decided to reduce the subscription fee of their lowest price offering.

Hulu’s lowest viewing tier, which compensates its lowered subscription with ads (something which UK people don’t want to happen to Netflix) has seen its price lowered from $7.99 to $5.99 for a monthly subscription fee. The news from Hulu also indicates that this lowered price isn’t going to mean more inconveniencing ads, as the company says that the number of ads they can expect will remain unchanged. It’s a good move from the company who definitely needs to up its game in its big competition with the likes of Netflix and Amazon and while they might not have all the new content that those bigger companies are bringing in – the lower price point should help to attract a lot of extra viewers, especially for those looking at a second or third option away from those big players.

Hulu has already offered the lower price point for a short trial period with great success seeing a growth in interest in the platform, so they are confident that this could translate in the long-term to even greater viewership numbers. Its worth noting that the more expensive packages from Hulu, which do away with the annoying advertisements, remain unchanged.

Ads are annoying and not something I particularly like when I just want to be entertained, but if significantly reduces the price of entry, it certainly makes it an attractive option. Keep the ad numbers down – and I could live with it.

Last Updated: January 24, 2019

15 Comments

  1. Allykhat

    January 24, 2019 at 13:55

    Yeah but then you need a VPN to use the damn thing.

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    • Funkdoobie

      January 24, 2019 at 15:25

      Not at all, a good dns works perfectly!

      Reply

  2. Kromas

    January 24, 2019 at 14:12

    I am happy with Netflix and Showmax and will replace showmax with Disney come late 2019/early 2020.

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  3. Kromas

    January 24, 2019 at 14:12

    I am happy with Netflix and Showmax and will replace showmax with Disney come late 2019/early 2020.

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    • G8crasha

      January 24, 2019 at 15:33

      It all depends on when Disney comes to SA, unless of course you do the whole VPN thing to get access.

      I just want Hulu to announce its release in SA.

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      • Kromas

        January 25, 2019 at 10:45

        Disney confirmed full international release I would fail to see why SA would not be on that list.

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        • G8crasha

          January 25, 2019 at 11:38

          I guess time will tell. International could possible only be the US, Europe, Australasia, and maybe some Asian countries. Let’s hope “International” includes us.

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    • Kromas

      January 24, 2019 at 16:20

      Also Crunchyroll.

      Reply

      • Guz

        January 24, 2019 at 17:18

        Crunchroll FTW ?

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  4. Admiral Chief

    January 24, 2019 at 14:25

    I’m allergic to ads

    Reply

  5. HvR

    January 25, 2019 at 09:20

    Every time I read Hulu I think Hooli

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