Disney is using National Streaming Day to advertise and promote their Hulu, Disney+ and ESPN+ services. Hulu must not be doing as well as they had hoped with their lower tier service because now they are offering it for $1 a month.
Here are the details!
Starting today, May 20 and running through May 27th, new and eligible returning subscribers can sign up for the ad-supported Hulu service package for $1 a month for three months. Then it will be $6.99 a month (United States customers.) Basically like what they offered for Black Friday last year.
“You have 3 months to enjoy the Hulu (ad-supported) plan for $1/month. After that, you’ll be charged the then-current regular price for the plan (currently $6.99/month). You can cancel anytime online or by calling us.”
If you are currently subscribed you will not be able to change your plan to get this offer:
“Hulu’s $1/month offer is an online-only, limited time offer that is available only to new and eligible returning subscribers. Existing Hulu subscribers are not able to change their Hulu subscription to take advantage of the $1/month pricing for our ad-supported plan.”
You can not switch plans and keep this offer either:
“The $1/month offer only applies to our Hulu (ad-supported) plan. You can switch your Hulu base plan to Hulu (No Ads) or Hulu + Live TV plan at any time, but you will lose the $1/month pricing and will have to pay the then-current regular price monthly subscription fee (that includes if you ever switch back to the Hulu ad-supported plan).”
The fact that they are offering the deal to returning subscribers does make it seem that Disney is trying to do whatever it can to get it’s subscriber numbers up. Given how other services are dropping or flatlining, it seems they could be worried about the same thing happening to them.
This also comes right after the Upfront where Disney tried to woo advertisers with sneak peeks and special announcements.
If you were thinking about trying Hulu, and were looking for a deal, now might be the time to give it go.
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