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Hulu Cuts Price of Plus Service to $7.99 a Month
By Brennon Slattery
Now that Hulu Plus has been lifted out of preview, the video streaming service cut subscription prices to $7.99 per month from $9.99 per month. But don’t worry if you’ve already paid $9.99; the Hulu blog says that subscribers who paid the higher price will receive a credit on their next billing cycle.
The reduced price isn’t that significant (you can barely buy a cup of coffee for $2 nowadays), but it should give Netflix a run for its money. There was speculation this year that Netflix would offer streaming-only subscription plans, and now the company is testing them, priced at $7.99 per month, in the United States. There is no official word as to when these streaming-only plans will see a wide rollout in the US.
In terms of accessibility, Netflix has almost become ubiquitous with televisions, gaming consoles, smartphones, tablets, and just about every Internet-connected device. Hulu Plus is working on building its own 720p streaming retinue, with access coming to:
Internet-connected Vizio, LG Electronics, and Panasonic Blu-ray players and HDTVs
TiVo Premiere DVRs
Western Digital’s WD TV Live Hub Media Center and WD TV Live Plus Network Media Player
Hulu also said “many more mobile phones, tablets, set-top boxes, and Internet-connected devices” will be announced in the coming weeks.