Hulu’s cheapest plan just got cheaper

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While Netflix recently increased subscription prices, Hulu is taking the opposite approach.

Hulu drops price after Netflix hike

The streaming service is offering the “Limited Commercials” plan for $5.99, down from $7.99, for new members for one year. This deal also starts with one free month so you end up saving about $30 for the year. (Check out more specifics on the deal at

What is Hulu?

If you’ve never tried Hulu, it’s similar to Netflix. The service has full seasons of numerous hit shows like “Seinfeld,” “Shark Tank,” “Home Improvement” and more. Hulu, like Netflix, also produces original series like “The Handmaid’s Tale,” a show with multiple Emmy Awards.

You can choose from three plans:

  • Limited Commercials: $5.99/month for new customers (regularly $7.99/month) and first month free
  • No Commercials: $11.99/month and first month free
  • Hulu with Live TV: $39.99/month and first week free

RELATED: Hulu’s live TV service is here for $39.99 per month!

Should you switch?

In the battle for your dollar, you never know who will drop prices next. From streaming services to cell phones to insurance companies, the real lesson here is to always compare prices and frequently shop for deals.

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Sally McDonald About the author:
Sally is the newsletter editor for Clark Howard brands. She enjoys great travel deals, minimal living and saving big bucks. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband.
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