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Hu you gonna' call now?!....Hulu hiking prices.....
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: November 16, 2020 04:15PM
.....for Hulu Live..........to $64.99 from $54.99.....that is a $10 increase [ that's about an 18% hike ].....beginning Dec. 18th and this is for both new and current subscribers.......


.....I'm sure other streaming services will follow.....


Hulu with Live TV increasing its price to $65 a month

It’s now the same as YouTube TV

.....Hulu with Live TV is the latest virtual TV bundle to get a price hike — this time to $64.99 a month.

Hulu with Live TV currently costs $54.99 a month, marking a $10 monthly increase for current customers, according to The Hollywood Reporter. It’s also on par with YouTube TV, a competing virtual live TV bundle. The price change will go into effect on December 18th and affect both new and current customers. Hulu last increased the monthly cost of its virtual TV provider last year when the company told subscribers they would go from paying $44.99 to $54.99 on December 18th, 2019.

While these types of packages were originally meant to help cord-cutters who still wanted access to some live programming (like news and sports) but didn’t want to pay big cable fees, prices have been increasing across the board. As content gets more expensive for companies to license, and as they try to find more channels to offer consumers, the monthly costs also increase. Oh, the irony.

Still, Hulu with Live TV is growing. The service has more than 4 million customers, which is approximately 1 million more than YouTube TV. The bundle has seen a 40 percent increase in subscribers over the last year. Recently, Disney CEO Bob Chapek spoke to how important Disney’s entire streaming ecosystem (that includes Disney Plus, ESPN Plus, and Hulu’s regular streaming service) are to the company’s future.

While YouTube TV and Hulu with Live TV represent some of the more costly options (up there with AT&T’s AT&T TV Now), they also come with some of the highest channel offerings. Competitors like Sling TV have monthly plans for $30, but the content offering isn’t as strong......



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Re: Hu you gonna' call now?!....Hulu hiking prices.....
Posted by: M A V I C
Date: November 16, 2020 04:50PM
Kill off DVR options with low prices, then crank up the prices. We've seen this movie before.

No way I'm paying that much for Hulu.




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Re: Hu you gonna' call now?!....Hulu hiking prices.....
Posted by: Zoidberg
Date: November 16, 2020 05:19PM
Selfishly speaking, I couldn't give a damn about the live TV offerings. I don't watch sports and I can get the live news OTA or via YouTube or a direct web feed.



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Re: Hu you gonna' call now?!....Hulu hiking prices.....
Posted by: S. Pupp
Date: November 16, 2020 05:39PM
I thought competition was supposed to lower prices, not raise them.
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Re: Hu you gonna' call now?!....Hulu hiking prices.....
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: November 16, 2020 06:29PM
Nope, no collusion going on here... nope-ity nope-ity nope...



It is what it is.
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Re: Hu you gonna' call now?!....Hulu hiking prices.....
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: November 16, 2020 09:16PM
You might as well have cable at those prices.



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Re: Hu you gonna' call now?!....Hulu hiking prices.....
Posted by: Rolando
Date: November 16, 2020 11:29PM
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You might as well have cable at those prices.

Pretty much! The only thing I watch live is Sports, so now I just use the antenna for that!



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Re: Hu you gonna' call now?!....Hulu hiking prices.....
Posted by: Michael
Date: November 17, 2020 04:45AM
I thought about going to Hulu when YoutubeTV raised their prices this last time but I figured it was only a matter of time for Hulu. So, there it is.

Even at $65 I'm still saving $19 on YoutubeTV over cable. When the raised their prices I went back to our local utility and looked at their cable and their streaming prices and they were still more than YoutubeTV. Their listed price for the equivalent is $66, but then they add on several things to get to $84. Sort of like Verizon!
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