If you love subscribing to Hulu + Live TV, I'm afraid I have some bad news.
The company announced on Friday that its very good Hulu + live TV the plan – which includes Fully-backed advertising plus access to live and on-demand TV channels – walks from $ 45 a month to $ 55 early December 18. Given that this is an extra $ 120 a year you pay for the service – up for any other expensive subscriptions you also pay (ah, Netflix) – an extra $ 10 a month is nothing to sneeze at.
Gizmodo reached out to Fulu to comment on the changes and was referred to the company blog post to raise the price. The blog offered little insight into why Fulou landed on this exact number, other than stating that the new monthly subscription price "better reflects the core value of Hulu + Live TV and allows us to continue offering all the popular news in the live, sports and entertainment programming included in the plan. "
In her favor, Gulu seems to understand that this is not particularly great news for service users, and stressed that switching between plans as needed is one way to get rid of those extra $ 120 a year.
"Price changes are never easy on the stomach, and we know that many people do not watch live TV all year round, so we have enabled Fulo subscribers to switch back and forth between our plans to best suit their needs." the company said. "If you love college football, choose Hulu + Live TV throughout the season, then move on to one of the cheaper plans at Fulham's request when it's over. If you enjoy most of your TV on demand but really want to watch the live broadcast news, just switch to Hulu + Live TV for a few months. “
The problem with this, however, is that most people tend to use their various – potentially many – services as houseplants, and it can be easy to forget to unsubscribe when you want to. This seems like less of a solution than a pain in the ass. Despite that, Gul admitted that he did less pain in the ass than he could.
According to an email sent to a customer on Hulu + Live TV and received by Gizmodo, people will start to see this price change reflected in their first billing cycle after the adjustment date of 18 December. Enjoy your last month of discounted live TV with Hulu while it lasts.