While Netflix Raises Prices, Hulu Discounts Subscriptions For the First Year

It's now priced at $7.99 for the basic tier, $10.99 for the standard, and $13.99 for the premium.

The offer is available for new subscribers signing up before January 9, 2018.

In August this year, Disney announced it was moving out of Netflix when its deal with the streaming service expires in 2019.

The move comes around the same time as a price increase from Netflix, which sees the streaming service raising the prices on its two most popular plans, which allow for things like more simultaneous streams or 4K support.

FOX also recently pulled several of their key titles from Netflix, and now plan on distributing these shows on Hulu. Meanwhile, rival streaming service Hulu is now offering a discount on its entry-level monthly membership. Live TV subscribers also get to enjoy Hulu's existing streaming plan with limited commercials and more than 3500 TV and film titles. In addition to new offerings from the broadcast networks, the company is rolling more original series in the coming weeks, including "Marvel's Runaways" and "Castle Rock", an anthology show set inspired by the stories of Stephen King. In addition, users can subscribe to add-on packages for HBO, Cinemax, and Showtime. This is for a plan that has commercials (we highly recommend splurging a few extra bucks a month for the "almost" ad-free version of the service, it's well worth it).

Vanessa Coleman

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