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Hulu Offers Limited Time $6 Subscription Plan for New Users

Stacy Diaz | 10 October, 2017, 22:02

The streaming service is lowering the cost for its entry-level, ad-supported plan from $7.99 per month to $5.99 per month - a price that undercuts rivals' Netflix and Amazon Prime Video's lowest monthly plans, at $7.99 and $8.99 per month, respectively. And just like for its two previous price hikes, people are expected to drop off from the service.

However, Netflix's price changes didn't affect its lowest-cost plan - the $7.99 per month tier that allows users to stream on one screen at a time.

Last week, Netflix made headlines by announcing its latest price uptick, with standard US plans increasing by $1, to $9.99 per month, and premium USA plans jumping from $11.99 a month to $13.99. Its 4K streaming plan also increased from $11.99 to $13.99.

Hulu has been adding to its current services.

The promotion, it is reported, was only coincidentally rolled out before the Netflix move on September 21. Hulu's commercial-free option is still available for $11.99 per month, while the live TV and on-demand streaming service, Hulu With Live TV, is available for $39.99 per month. In addition to all of the original content, Hulu has also licensed rights to popular shows both old and new, such as How I Met Your Mother, Glee, M*A*S*H, 30 Rock, Black-ish and the shows from ABC's TGIF lineup in the 1990s.

While Netflix prices are going up, Hulu's are going down.