Hulu to Increase Price of Live TV Offering

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The streamer's live TV bundle will cost $10 more per month going forward.

Hulu's live TV bundle is getting more expensive.

The streamer is raising the price of its Hulu + Live TV service to $65 per month beginning in December. That represents a price increase of $10 per month.

The change will go into effect for both new and existing subscribers to the live TV bundle, which offers access to around 65 channels in addition to Hulu's ad-supported content library.

Disney-owned Hulu has increased the subscriber base to its live TV offering by more than 40 percent over the last year. As of Oct. 3, the bundle had 4.1 million subscribers. For comparison, competitor YouTube TV has 3 million subscribers.

When streaming live TV bundles first became prevalent, they promised to offer the channels that people wanted to watch without a restrictive or expensive cable subscription. But these services have had to consistently raise their prices as they have added more channels to their bundles.

The price increase means that Hulu + Live TV will soon cost the same as YouTube TV, which implemented its own price hike earlier this year. There are cheaper options still available. Sling TV, for instance, offers bundles starting at $30 per month, but the lineup of channels is smaller than those found in the Hulu or YouTube plans.

Hulu + Live TV is one of several bundle options that Hulu offers. Access to Hulu's on-demand library, including its slate of original programming, starts at $6 per month with advertising. The service can also be bundled with Disney+ and ESPN+ for starting price of $13 per month.

The Hulu + Live TV price increase will go into effect Dec. 18.