Hulu gives limited offer $2 discount to new, returning subscribers

Amazon’s comedies win with critics while Hulu is a hit with audiences

Amazon’s comedies win with critics while Hulu is a hit with audiences

Fall is upon us, television shows have returned with new episodes, and fans of primetime TV are looking at Hulu as an option for satisfying their next-day on-demand needs.

Watch out: Hulu offers similar offers around September yearly. If you're new to the service, you can save $2 on the monthly rate, but not if you delay.

However, Netflix's price changes didn't affect its lowest-cost plan - the $7.99 per month tier that allows users to stream on one screen at a time. In the same year the $55.63-billion media giant will launch its own streaming service offering Marvel superheroes, Star Wars and other characters.

Customers will be able to take advantage of the reduced pricing through January 9, 2018 - an offer that's only available to new or returning subscribers. Existing customers will continue to pay the regular price.

In August this year, Disney announced it was moving out of Netflix when its deal with the streaming service expires in 2019.

While Netflix and Amazon have both produced multiple breakout hits, The Handmaid's Tale is the only show from Hulu to make a significant impact so far. In addition to all of the original content, Hulu has also licensed rights to popular shows both old and new, such as How I Met Your Mother, Glee, M*A*S*H, 30 Rock, Black-ish and the shows from ABC's TGIF lineup in the 1990s. Its 4K streaming plan also increased from $11.99 to $13.99.

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