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Published on October 14th, 2017 | by Brad Gibson


Hulu drops entry-level subscription plan price…for now

Hulu has cut the cost of their entry-level limited commercial plan from $7.99 a month to $5.99 a month for new customers only and for an unspecified time. After the first year, the rate will return to $7.99 a month.

Its plan with no commercials is unchanged in price and available for $11.99 a month. The standard Hulu streaming is best known for its standard library of on-demand material carrying current and past episodes of series from its owners’ respective television networks and other content partners.

This is not the first time Hulu has run a promotion like this. In 2016 the subscription on-demand service offered a discount on their limited commercial plan.

The promotion comes as Hulu has been improving on its content with various partners. Recently Fox announced it would be moving its shows from Netflix to Hulu.  In late 2016, Hulu co-owners 21st Century Fox and The Walt Disney Company agreed to supply their channels to the streaming service.

In May of this year, Hulu launched a live TV service where users can stream 60-plus broadcast and cable channels as well as record shows via DVR for $39.99 a month. Subscribers can also upgrade to 200 hours for an additional cost. That service is not included in the entry-level plan.




About the Author

Brad is co-founder and editor-in-chief of He has been a technology reporter since the late 1980s having previously worked for MacUser, MacFormat, and iCreate magazines, as well as,,,, and He hosted and produced the MacFormat This Week podcast for three years. He was also a reporter, editor, and producer for the AOL, the BBC, Associated Press, and United Press International.

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