Hulu is increasing its Live TV package to $55 a month and people are PISSED
Can we go back to just having Netflix again?
For those who are looking to ‘cut the cord’ and go with the myriad of streaming services…these kinds of price changes make it a little less tempting to do so.
Hulu released a blog post announcing the changes, while also sending out emails to customers alerting them of the change to Live TV. The normally $45 a month service is getting a $10 price hike. Hulu + Live TV has received two price changes this year, it was increased by $5 in January.
The company claims that the price increase is going “to continue delivering the best live and on-demand TV experience for you.”
And several Hulu + Live TV customers are starting to use the #ByeHulu hashtag to let their feelings be known. A few others took a screenshot of the email itself to show how ridiculous they think it is.
Many Hulu subscribers took to Twitter to voice their frustrations
Going back to Xfinity? Ouch…
Yo @hulu, are you crazy? A $10 a month price increase before Christmas, at a time when Disney+ just launched? Your absurdly small selection of live TV channels is already overpriced. Cancelling this weekend, after I negotiate a new deal with @Xfinity. #byehulu
— Nick Wax (@nickwax) November 15, 2019
If they keep going this way, this hypothetical situation just may come true
Apparently next month when my HD 4K blu-Ray player turns two, the technology is unsupportable by @hulu. Are there people out there who can afford to upgrade their equipment every couple of years? I certainly can’t. #byehulu
— Kendra Behn-Smith (@KendraBehnSmith) July 11, 2019
Having an antenna in 2019 is kinda cool, very kitschy
Hoo boy Hulu. > 20 percent price hike, trying very hard to get me to cut the cord, for real. Makes digital antenna option for football look more plausible. pic.twitter.com/Me1ngwLcHQ
— Peter Kafka (@pkafka) November 15, 2019
This is probably the most common feeling amongst the Twitterverse
— Jesse (@1MadScientist_) November 15, 2019
Quitting Hulu, A Play in Two Acts. (Act 1)
You totally lost me, along with a lot of other people, with your 22% massive price increase. I'm gone here before that kicks in. You kept promoting your "Hulu has live sports" nonsense when the streaming to those events frequently broke down.. 1/2 #Hulu
— Bodhi (@bce11111) November 15, 2019
And finally, this person who has photo evidence of their annoyance with Hulu
— Dennis Stephan (@DennisStephan22) November 15, 2019
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