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Take That, Netflix: Hulu Just Lowered Price of Cheapest Plan by $2/Month

Days after Netflix announced it would raise prices, Hulu announced its prices would go down. At least for now.

The Hulu price drop is specifically for its limited-commercials subscription.

Hulu with limited commercials usually costs users $7.99 a month. This updated deal offers new and eligible returning users one month of free service, then it will cost $5.99 a month for the next 11 months. After the 11 paid months, the price shoots back up to $7.99.

Hulu makes it clear that only certain returning users can take advantage of this deal, but it’s not clear which returning users will qualify. So be prepared for disappointment if you hope to cancel your account and immediately sign up at the lower rate.

Hulu has not yet responded to our request for more information.

You can sign up anytime between now and Jan. 9, 2018, to claim the yearlong deal.

Unfortunately, there is no discount on Hulu’s commercial-free plan. The same goes for Hulu’s Live TV plan. These plans will remain at $11.99 and $39.99 per month, respectively.

Desiree Stennett is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder.

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