Back in September, T-Mobile shook things up in the wireless carrier market by making Netflix available to their customers as a perk of being on the network. After a potential merger between T-Mobile and Sprint fell apart, Sprint is answering that move with a new partnership with Hulu to make the streaming service available to Sprint Unlimited Freedom customers.
Hulu is oriented more toward streaming network TV content thanks to its founding by the major networks, so many of the titles are popular TV series. That includes not only current hits like This Is Us, Family Guy or Fear the Walking Dead, but older favorites like Seinfeld, Full House or Boy Meets World. Hulu is also getting into the original content game and has at least one buzzworthy hit on hand, The Handmaid’s Tale.
Hulu has different plans available and the one that will be available to Sprint customers at no additional cost, if they have a qualifying Unlimited Freedom plan, is the Limited Commercials option which is normally $7.99 per month. The offer is valid for new and existing customers. Signup for the offer will go live this Friday, November 17th, at sprint.com/hulu. There will be no additional cost from Sprint to get access to this new offering.
Sprint’s chief marketing officer Roger Solé says, “How people watch their favorite shows, listen to the latest music, and play the most popular games is changing all the time. We’re excited to provide Sprint customers the best in entertainment through our unique partnership with Hulu.”
According to their announcement of this new partnership, Sprint and Hulu are also working on upgrade options for Sprint Unlimited customers that focus on the sports, news and live tv offerings available through Hulu.
The deal will help Sprint try to keep pace with T-Mobile which offers Netflix as well as AT&T and their DirecTV Now option that can be bundled with their service.