While cord-cutting is still certainly cheaper than a cable TV package, if you have subscriptions to multiple streaming services, the cost can add up. One streaming service is giving customers a little relief though, as Hulu is cutting the price of their basic plan to $6 a month. But there are a few caveats.
The new low price (compared to the $8 a month normal price) is only for new subscribers, and it only applies to the ad-supported version of Hulu. The ad-free version remains at $12 a month, a price that’s double the cost for new customers, but a cost that’s still worth it.
One of the biggest areas Hulu stands above competitors is that it offers “same day on demand” TV shows for many networks, meaning customers don’t have to wait to see the newest shows. Also, similar to what Netflix is doing, Hulu is ramping up their own original content like “Casual” and “The Mindy Project” and even venturing in to virtual reality shows.
For current customers, things continue as normal with Hulu, since there’s no price break coming to them. But with the lower price for new customers and with Hulu’s live TV streaming expected early next year, it’s looking like a pretty good time to try Hulu if you never have before.