Hulu: Hundreds of Movies For $1.99

Hulu next month will add 80 new movies to its subscription Video on Demand lineup. And starting tomorrow, you will be able to watch them, and hundreds of other movies already in the Hulu catalog, for just $1.99.

Yes, on Thanksgiving, Hulu will give you something extra to be thankful for by selling its $5.99 a month Video on Demand service for just $1.99 a month as part of a Black Friday sale. The sale begins on Thanksgiving at 3 a.m. ET and extends until 3 a.m. ET on December 1.

The $5.99 plan, which includes ads, is Hulu’s least-expensive offering. (Hulu also has a VOD plan with no ads for $11.99 a month.) However, if you sign up during the promotional period, you will save $48 over the year’s subscription.(The $1.99 a month rate is good for one year.)

You are not required to subscribe throughout the year. But if you cancel during the year and resubscribe, the fee will be $5.99 a month when you do. To maintain the $1.99 a month rate for 12 months, you would need to keep your service without interruption.

To qualify for the $1.99 deal, you also must be a new subscriber, or one who has cancelled more than three months ago. That means if you were thinking of canceling your current subscription, and re-subscribing to get the discount, it won’t work.

As of this morning, Hulu has not set up the Black Friday discount link at its site. So check back at Hulu.com later tonight or tomorrow to sign up.

Hulu last year also featured the $1.99 discount during the Black Friday sales period, and in 2018, offered it for just 99 cents a month.

New movies coming next month to Hulu include Eyes Wide Shut, the sexy psychological drama from Kubrick, starring Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman as a glamorous couple trying to preserve their marriage amid temptation and deceit. (No, it’s fiction.); The Color of Money, Martin Scorsese’s pulpy sequel to the 1961 pool drama The Hustler with Paul Newman as Fast Eddie and Tom Cruise as his enfant terrible pupil; The Hurt Locker, the brilliant 2008 Iraqi war drama with Jeremy Renner as a munitions specialist who’s ready to blow; Any Given Sunday, Oliver Stone’s underrated (but loud!) 1999 football drama starring Jamie Foxx as QB1 and Al Pacino as his coach; and The Spy Who Loved Me, Golden Eye, Dr. No, and Goldfinger, four in the 007 collection.

Featured image: Al Pacino in Any Given Sunday.

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The TV Answer Man is veteran journalist Phillip Swann who has covered the TV technology scene for more than two decades. He will report on the latest news and answer your questions regarding new devices and services that are changing the way you watch television.

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