Hulu drops price to lure new customers

The monster deal for “This Is Us” comes as Hulu is wielding its $2.5 billion budget to buy lots of older TV shows to fill out its on-demand library

The monster deal for “This Is Us” comes as Hulu is wielding its $2.5 billion budget to buy lots of older TV shows to fill out its on-demand library

The service has temporarily lowered its entry-level price for new customers.

While Netflix announced last week that it's raising the price of its standard subscription plan, Hulu is offering new subscribers a price cut as of September 21.

Three weeks ahead of the season 2 premiere of "Stranger Things", Netflix announced it was raising its standard subscription plan from $9.99 to $10.99.

The company's entry-level plan can now be grabbed for just $5.99 a month for the first year, after which customers will be bumped up to the regular $7.99 a month fee.

The hot offer is being made available to both new and returning Hulu subscribers. As long as you sign up before January 9th, 2018, you'll pay the promotional price of $5.99 a month for 12 months before the price reverts to $7.99. It also increased the price of its premium plan. 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. Earlier this year, in April the $28.5-billion 21st Century Fox launched Fox Now, a streaming service that offers all its five networks - Fox, Fx, National Geographic, Fox Sports and Fox News. The service also includes DVR storage.

If you're never tried Hulu before, the streaming company is certainly doing everything it can to give you a reason to do so.

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