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Hulu Responds to Recent Netflix Price Hike With a Price Drop

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Normally, Hulu costs $7.99 a month, but now, the streaming service is offering new users a $5.99 per month plan. ABC 13 writes that the offer will be open for a limited time, but Hulu is hoping to snag as many Netflix customers who aren’t too keen on their recent price hike.

Hulu, known for the recent hit “The Handmaid’s Tale” and for taking on some Netflix favorites like “30 Rock,” also features network shows on NBC, ABC, and Fox. Those who sign up before January 9, 2018, will only pay $5.99/month for a year. After that time has passed, Lifehacker says the price will bump up to their regular cost. Also, customers should know that they’ll still see commercials at this price. “Hulu’s commercial-free option is still available for $11.99 per month, while the live TV and on-demand streaming service, Hulu With Live TV, is available for $39.99 per month,” Lifehacker explains.

Netflix’s price hike occurred earlier this month with their mid-tier plan increasing from $9.99/month to $10.99/month and their highest option moving from $11.99 to $13.99. (Mid-tier allows for streaming on two devices at a time in HD while the top tier allows for four devices in 4K.) But their most basic plan, which allows for streaming on one device in standard view, has remained the same at $7.99.