Those in college looking for a cheap streaming service just got a lifeline from Hulu. The Disney-owned streamer has unveiled a new price cut on its basic plan that costs just $ 1.99 per month for eligible college students. This arguably makes it one of the best streaming deals out there for those who qualify as most of the premium services cost at least $ 5 a month if not a lot more.
To receive the offer, eligible students can simply go to Hulu’s website and sign up. Hulu uses Sheer ID to check the status of a student. Once this has been verified, the offer is up for grabs. At $ 2 a month, students get the basic, ad-supported plan, which is typically $ 5.99 a month. This corresponds to a discount of 65 percent. Students who are already subscribed to Hulu can change their plan by checking their eligible student status. Individuals with a No Ads plan or a Hulu + Live TV plan would have to downgrade to the ad-supported plan to receive the offer.
Still, this is a damn good deal for students on a budget. Netflix recently raised the price of its most popular plan to $ 13.99. HBO Max is priced at $ 14.99 per month. Getting premium content has become more and more expensive. Even Disney +, which had an attractive price tag of $ 6.99 per month, is set to increase its prices by $ 1 per month in the near future. It’s worth noting that Peacock offers a free, ad-supported tier that is unique among marquee streaming services. You also have now The office, but much of it is locked beyond the paywall. Disney also offers a bundle that includes Disney +, Hulu, and ESPN +. Those who already have this package cannot take advantage of the new student discount.
The streaming wars have intensified significantly over the past year. Netflix remains the king of the hill with nearly 200 million subscribers worldwide. But Disney +, Apple TV +, Peacock, and HBO Max have all stepped on the crease and are trying to cut out their piece of the cake. Consumers now have to make potentially difficult choices and most likely subscribe to multiple services to meet their needs. This is not so easy to deal with for a college student with financial difficulties. Disney, which now controls Hulu thanks to the merger of Fox and a separate deal with Comcast, is in a good position to compete with Netflix. This college student deal could be a way to grow the subscriber base into the new year.
Now that Disney is in control, Hulu has upgraded its profile over the past year. FX on Hulu is now bringing FX programming to service the day after it airs. The service has also taken over more library content from Fox, which has helped make potential subscribers more attractive. Students who want to take advantage of the discount can do so now at Hulu.com/.
Topics: Hulu, Streaming