On Wednesday, Hulu announced that they are changing up the prices of their service, along with a few other smaller price changes to other versions of their streaming tiers too. This all comes shortly after Netflix announced a rise in their monthly prices.
The first big change is that the ad version of Hulu is now going to cost $5.99 a month, whereas previously it was $7.99 per month. This is a discount of $2 off the original price.
Another big change came to the Live TV version of their service. Hulu with Live TV with limited ads on their on-demand programming will now cost $44.99 per month. Hulu with Live TV without ads on their on-demand programming will be $49.99 per month.
Both the regular ad-free and Spotify with Hulu will remain at the same prices. The Spotify Premium for students that comes with Hulu did not get a price change either.
According to The Verge, a reason why the Live TV prices went up was due to the fact that the company reached a deal with Discovery Inc, which owns channels such as Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigative Discovery, Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), Animal Planet, Travel Channel, Velocity, Science Channel, DIY Network, Cooking Channel, Discovery Family, American Heroes Channel, Discovery Life, Discovery en Espanol, Discovery Familia and Great American Country.
Hulu’s DVR and add-on prices also changed. Both the DVR and multiscreen watching package prices got reduced to $9.99.
These new Hulu with Live TV’s new prices will start on February 26, 2019 for new subscribers. Current subscribers will see the price change for them in their next billing cycle.
Hulu is available on the iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Mac and the Apple TV. Users can also get their subscriptions and automatic montly billing directly through iTunes too.