"The new award better reflects the significant value of Hulu + Live TV and allows us to continue to offer all the popular live news, sports and entertainment programming included in the plan," the company explained in the announcement.
To ease the pain, the company recommends switching to only streaming plans during times of the year when you do not need live TV. It gave the end of the football season as an example. Sure, it works, but it's not necessarily an ideal scenario, especially for us who are terrible at planning or remembering to cancel.
At $ 54.99 per month, Hulu + Live TV is now $ 5 a month more than YouTube TV. However, Hulu is not the only company to raise prices when AT&T did the same in October. As live TV streaming becomes more and more popular and services continue to expand content, higher prices are inevitable. Which begs the question: Is this really better than cable?