- The good news: Hulu is dropping the price of its basic, ad-supported offering from $7.99 to $5.99 per month, starting the first billing cycle after Feb 26, 2019.
- The bad news: Hulu is raising the price of its live TV package from $39.99 to $44.99 per month.
- The ad-free version will stay the same price at $11.99 per month.
- The author of this piece says that while Hulu's live TV service is more costly than others like DirecTV's, they are the only ones to offer a VOD service, and that other services may hike prices soon.
- A source told him that there was more usage and less cancellations when the basic service was $5.99 in the past.
- Fine print on the email OP received about the decrease: Price decrease does not apply to or affect any promotional pricing and/or discounts, or monthly charges for any other base plans or premium add-ons (HBO, Cinemax, Showtime, Starz). Price changes will not impact any pending service credits, billing or vacation holds. Monthly billing will resume after all service credits are depleted or at the expiration of any billing or vacation holds and your billing date may change as a result. Check your Account for further information.
Source, the email they sent me
Does $2 make a difference to you in whether or not you'd pick up, keep, or dump a streaming service?