Hulu Offers Limited Time $6 Subscription Plan for New Users

Hulu Offers Limited Time $6 Subscription Plan for New Users

Hulu Offers Limited Time $6 Subscription Plan for New Users

With the fall 2017 TV season kicking off in earnest this week, Hulu slashed the price of its ad-supported package from $7.99 a month to $5.99 for new and returning customers. Hulu doesn't now offer a discount on this plan. In addition, Hulu has licensed exclusive rights to series including NBC's "Will & Grace" and "30 Rock"; Fox's "Black-ish"; and ABC's "Fresh Off the Boat." They will have to pay $7.99 a month thereafter.

In the ongoing war of digital streaming services, only one will emerge the victor. maybe? The deal is limited to new customers or those who previously had a subscription but cancelled it.

As Netflix starts asking its subscribers to dig a little deeper into their pockets for their monthly subs, rival streaming outfit Hulu is cutting the cost for newcomers to its service.

According to Variety, a Hulu representative said the service's new offer is meant to concur alongside the upcoming fall TV season, but the timing definitely seems like a bit more than a coincidence.

About two-thirds (64%) of all American households subscribe to a subscription video on demand (SVOD) service from Netflix, Amazon, and/or Hulu - up from 47% in 2014, according to data from Leichtman Research Group (LRG).

Hulu's offer is worthy to be taken into consideration, especially after Netflix announced last week it will be bumping up the price of its standard plan from $9.99 to $10.99 a month and premium plan from $11.99 to $13.99 a month.

Netflix built its brand on the backs of licensed TV shows and movies, but has since focused more on producing original content to set itself apart from the stiffening competition.

Netflix has the most subscribers of any USA streaming service.

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