Spotify Premium, the company’s paid streaming tier, as of today includes a free subscription to Hulu’s ad-supported plan with limited commercials at no extra cost, bringing premium video entertainment to the platform.
Just a week after Netflix announced it will be raising its prices, Hulu on Wednesday said it will be tweaking its pricing strategy as well. The streaming service is lowering the price of its entry-level plan to $5.99 per month, and raising its Hulu+ Live TV plan to $45 per month.
Hulu recently updated its experiencehulu.com mini-site, which highlights the company’s existing video on demand service and a forthcoming live television offering. The website refresh has revealed previously unconfirmed features such as cloud DVR, multi-device streaming, user profiles, support for guest accounts, real-time notifications for live events and other perks. The sub-$40 service is expected to launch across iOS, tvOS and other platforms in the coming months.
In a new report Tuesday, Mashable’s Pete Pachal took a closer look at the early build of an upcoming live TV service from Hulu. Having seen Hulu’s new iPhone, iPad and full-screen TV apps, Pachal shared his thoughts on the service. Hulu CEO said last week that the new service would be priced at under $40 per month.
The Wall Street Journal said earlier in the month that Hulu did manage to strike a deal with CBS to put both live streaming and on-demand content from CBS’s various channels on Hulu’s service.