The competition is heating up in the live TV streaming service industry. It is one of the biggest trends throughout society for people to cut the cord from cable and satellite.
Hulu with Live TV currently costs $55 a month, which is $5 a month more than its biggest competitor, YouTube TV. This is sort of a problem since YouTube TV does have over 70 channels, whereas Hulu with Live TV has 60+ channels. Logically speaking, it should be the other way around.
However, Hulu with Live TV does have the entire regular Hulu catalog that could explain why it is $5 more expensive than YouTube TV.
Cord Cutters News has reported that Hulu subscribers have been receiving a survey that talks about how Hulu is considering creating a plan that would be much cheaper than its current one-and-only $55 option.
In the survey, it is said that the price point for this supposed new Hulu with Live TV plan would be $15 a month.
Due to a lack of information, it is unknown what that channel lineup would be. However, it has been said that the channel lineup would include local network stations such as ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC and The CW, as well as PBS, which is currently a YouTube TV exclusive at this time (although it is available on Locast too).
Disney, the owners of Hulu, have said that they are interested in offering another, cheaper plan for Hulu with Live TV. Back in November 2019, Disney’s Direct-to-Consumer Chairman Kevin Mayer said this about offering another live TV plan to Hulu with Live TV:
“It could be, we actually haven’t made any decisions. We’re just now starting that exploration…certain obligations with our channel partners, we’ll have to work through if we were going to do that,” Mayer said.
Hulu with Live TV is currently available to stream on the iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Apple TV and Mac.