Disney+ and Hulu are about to raise the price of no-ads subscription tiers while introducing a new Duo combo offering at $20/month to help ease the blow.
The ad-free Disney+ pricing is increasing even though just a few months earlier, the same $11/month subscription used to cost just $8/month.
Apple TV+ debuted at $4.99 per month, and, for what it's worth, the company hasn't changed the price for the video streaming service. But, that doesn't mean the price points remain the same for the primary competitors out there in the wild, unfortunately. And, sure enough, another price hike is in the works for a pair of popular options.
With SharePlay in Hulu for iOS, iPhone and iPad users can now finally co-watch Hulu movies and shows on FaceTime with shared playback controls and other perks.
You'll soon get access to both Disney+ and ESPN+ via a Hulu live TV bundle at no extra cost. At the same time, Disney is raising Hulu live TV bundle pricing by $5, which is still cheaper than paying $15/month when subscribing to the two services separately.
Even as these streaming services, of which there are many, continue to rake in customers, prices aren't set in stone. Which means, eventually, a price hike is probably going to happen. Hulu's no stranger to that, and now the service is doing it again, with new price plans going into effect starting in October of this year.
Although several years behind competitors, the new Hulu HDR streaming option is now available with select Hulu originals on Apple TV, Roku and other compatible hardware.
When HBO Max burst on the scene last year, the service debuted with a $14.99 per month price tag. But the service's owners have never been shy about another tier of service, one that would drop the cost a bit but also run ads. And now it's finally almost here.
As the Epic Games vs. Apple antitrust case charges ahead, we've learned another juicy detail about Apple's business practice.
Is Apple a services company these days? It's certainly possible to make that argument. And being in the Apple ecosystem probably means you pay for at least a couple of different options offered by the company. But with so many other offerings out there, it can be a task simply choosing which ones to keep.
It might be safe to say that people like Disney+.
With the current pandemic still ongoing, several services found it to be the right time to launch group watch features for their content. Hulu was one such company.