As the great Benjamin Franklin once said, “… But in this world, nothing can be said with certainty except death, taxes, and regular price increases for streaming TV services.”
Okay, so I may have embellished that quote a bit, but that doesn’t mean it’s not entirely true. We’ve seen price increases from YouTube TV and Netflix in recent months, which is enough historical evidence to say “yes, that’s accurate enough.”
Hulu didn’t want to be left out, so it’s at Live TV subscriber prices on December 18. Users currently paying $ 54.99 per month will see an increase from $ 10 to $ 64.99, while subscribers will get $ 60. 99 level is up to $ 70.99. $ 10 isn’t much on the big picture, but when you put it on a $ 55 or $ 60 monthly plan, you can easily wonder how much the service is worth really providing.
To make matters worse, this price hike comes just as the company is losing regional sports channels from Fox, which it announced last month. Sometimes you have to pay more to get less I guess. Big butt, dog.
On the upside, the price hike only affects the company’s Live TV service, so subscribers with the basic Hulu subscriptions (or Disney + bundle) shouldn’t see a rise … at least for now. As with all things, that can change at any time.