If you don’t still have a Hulu subscription yet, then this is probably the best time to sign up for one.
The Disney-owned streamer has launched its latest Black Friday deal, and it offers new subscribers a year of streaming for just $1.99 per month. The deal is for Hulu’s ad-supported basic subscription plan, which normally costs $5.99 a month. The price drop gives new subscribers a 66% discount off the regular monthly fee or $48 worth of savings in one year.
In addition to new subscribers, former subscribers that haven’t been on the service in the past 12 months are also eligible for the offer, which is only available from today until midnight of Monday, December 2nd.
Unlimited access to Hulu’s streaming library that includes thousands of movie titles and more than 85,000 episodes of TV shows
$1.99 per month
The deal can’t be combined with Hulu’s other ongoing offers, including the month-long free trial and the Disney bundle, which includes the Hulu ad-supported plan, Disney+, and ESPN+ for only $12.99 per month. Also, people who signed up for Hulu’s $0.99 promotion that ran during this time in 2018 are not eligible for the new deal.
The $1.99-per-month deal offers unlimited access to Hulu’s streaming library that contains thousands of movie titles and more than 85,000 episodes of TV shows, including Hulu Originals like The Handmaid’s Tale, Castle Rock, and Marvel Runaways. The discounted ad-supported plan also allows subscribers to stream from two different screens at the same time.
Hulu’s latest Black Friday deal comes after the streamer’s average revenue per user (ARPU) dropped during the third to the fourth fiscal quarters of the year. “This matters because Hulu is an integral driver of value for [Disney’s Direct-to-Consumer and International unit], and its value is a function of not only paid subscribers but also ARPU (and costs),” Wall Street analyst, Todd Juenger of Bernstein Research, wrote. “It seems the effective subscription price for Hulu SVOD is very low , and even with that, Hulu barely grew in the fiscal fourth quarter, adding only about 500,000 net new paid subscribers.”