Stream Wars: Hulu Prices Dropping As Netflix Costs Go Up

/Film | 1/23/2019 | Chris Evangelista
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The battle for streaming supremacy is heating up. In the wake of news that Netflix was implementing its biggest price hike ever, Hulu prices are dropping. The cost of its average ad-supported subscription plan will decrease from $7.99 per month to $5.99 per month starting at the end of February.

It’s safe to say that when it comes to streaming services, Netflix is the most popular name in the game. When people think streaming, they almost always automatically think of Netflix, with Hulu and Amazon Prime tailing behind. But that might start to shift due to one specific reason: money. As previously reported, Netflix is bumping its prices up significantly: the basic plan is now $9, the most popular option, HD standard, has increased to $13 a month, and 4K Premium will run you $16.

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Hulu, however, will now offer its basic ad-supported service for $5.99. The commercial-free plan will remain at $11.99, as will the $12.99 Hulu/Spotify combination. Hulu with Live TV service will see a bump: from $39.99 to $44.99. The price differences between the lower Netflix and Hulu plans are rather stark. You could argue that the low-end Hulu plan sticks you with commercials, whereas Netflix does not. That’s true – commercials are annoying....
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