If you love your Hulu + Live TV subscription, I am afraid that I've got some bad news.
The company announced on Friday that the very good Hulu + Live TV plan, which includes ad-supported Hulu plus access to live TV and TV channels, Hiking from $ 45 per month to $ 55 from the beginning of December 18. Considering this amounts to an additional $ 120 per year you pay for the service – on top of whatever other expensive subscriptions you also pay for (ahem, Netflix) – and the extra $ 10 per month is nothing to sneeze at.
Gizmodo reached out to Hulu to comment on the changes and was pointed to a company blog post about the price increase. The blog did not provide much insight into why Hulu landed at this exact number other than to state that the new monthly subscription cost "better reflects the significant value of Hulu + Live TV and lets us continue to offer all the popular live news, sports and entertainment programming included in the plan. ”
In favor of it, Hulu seems to realize that this is not particularly good news for service users, noting that switching between plans as needed is a way to get around to flushing out the extra 120 dollars a year.
"Price changes are never easy to stomach, and we know many do not watch live TV year-round, so we have made it easy for Hulu subscribers to switch back and forth between our plans to best meet their needs," the company said, If you love college football, choose Hulu + Live TV during the season and switch to one of Hulu's less expensive on-demand plans when it's over. If you like most of your TV on demand, but really want to watch live election news, just switch to Hulu + Live TV for a few months. ”
The problem with this, however, is that most people do not tend to their various – potentially many – services such as houseplants, and It can be easy to forget to cancel a subscription when you thought this seems like a lesser solution than a pain in the butt, though Hulu admittedly made it less painful in the butt than it could be.
According to an email sent to a Hulu + Live TV customer and obtained by Gizmodo, fol k begin to see this price change reflected in their first billing cycle after the adjustment date of December 18. Enjoy the last month of discounted Hulu live TV while it lasts.