Published: Wed, November 15, 2017
Hi-Tech | By Ellis Neal

Sprint throws in a Hulu subscription with its Unlimited Freedom plan

Sprint throws in a Hulu subscription with its Unlimited Freedom plan

These partnerships involving unlimited-data plans appear to be less controversial to somewhat similar sponsored-data arrangements whereby wireless customers on metered-data plans can have a "zero rating" for certain video content -meaning the data used from qualifying apps or services don't count against the subscriber's data limit.

Sprint will take a page from T-Mobile's playbook an offer a free streaming video subscription to some users, according to Wave7 Research.

An entertainment driven team-up between online streamer Hulu and phone provider Sprint is offering some tasty rewards for TV fans.

Hulu's Limited Commercials option has access to all the streaming service's programming, including its original shows like The Handmaid's Tale.

Under the agreement, Sprint's unlimited plan, priced at $60 a month for a single line, will cover Hulu's $7.99 a month basic subscription.

Sprint throws in a Hulu subscription with its Unlimited Freedom plan
Sprint throws in a Hulu subscription with its Unlimited Freedom plan

If a Hulu subscription is not enough for you, Sprint says that it will offer subscribers an upgrade to Hulu's live TV service, though the carrier gave no further details.

Each line on a Sprint family plan would be eligible to get their own Hulu account, so a family of five could each create their own separate accounts.

In other streaming news, Hulu last week became the first United States streaming service to debut on the Nintendo Switch. T-Mobile customers under the ONE family plan can stream Netflix for free with under the deal.

The partnership is not the first bundle for either company as both attempt to attract users in their respective, competitive markets. The service also offers a variety of original content like the now popular The Handmaid's Tale. "Customers overwhelmingly are saying this is a relevant factor in their decision of who they pick for their carrier as well as staying with their existing carrier".

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